This concertina has been soldType : English
Make : Crabb
Model : 48 Key Aeola
Price : £3000
A Crabb Aeola treble English concertina No 18095-which I am guessing will be 1970's.
It has metal ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 6 fold bellows with an original case.
It has recently come back from a restoration where it was fitted with new pads, valves, bushings ,an end re-polish, cleaning the reeds and touching up the tuning.
It plays very well with a quick action, bright , clear sound and a good set of bellows.
The instrument belonged to a good player who made many recorduiings of country dance music during the early days of the Folk Revival using this instrument.
Just one of a huge range of English concertinas- at least fifteen of which are Aeolas as I write.