This concertina has been soldType : English
Make : Lachenal
Model : 48 Key Treble
Price : £675
A tutor model Lachenal No 59247 -c 1925.
It is the basic mahogany-ended, bone buttoned 48 key but has two major advantages that you don't normally see with this model-it has steel reeds and 5 fold bellows. It therefore plays a good deal better than what you would see with the 4 fold brass reeded version.
It has been fitted with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch.
I can't say that it plays like an Aeola but it is a long way ahead of similar Lachenals.
Just one of a huge range of English concertinas at all levels of quality.