This concertina has been soldType : Duet
Make : Wheatstone
Model : 46 Key Maccann
Price : £875
A Wheatstone duet from a very good period . It is number 30515 which will be mid-to late-1920's.
It has metal ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 6 fold bellows.
When I bought the concertina it had already been restored with new pads and valves and it was in concert pitch-but it had been tuned without cleaning the reeds so I had to do that and that meant putting the reeds slightly out of tune so we had to do the tuning again also. I have replaced a few valves and done some other work which needed going over again.
It has good reeds and plays well but it does have some corner patches on the bellows-although they seem to be airtight -also there is an area of gouging on one of the sides that I can''t really explain.
In other words -it is not as pretty as some but is in good, sound, working condition.