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Comprehensively restored, with new 7-fold gold-tooled bellows, this is as nice a 38k Jeffries as you could hope to find. As always, the restoration work includes new pads, valves, bushes and straps. You can see a full layout diagram in the Gallery pictures below..
Jeffries concertinas, rated by the late Rev. Ken as the “loudest concertinas made”, and mine certainly is, were not normally numbered, so dating is not really.
Apologies for not posting more frequently to the blog. I am currently working on No. If you would like more timely and frequent updates on my progress, feel free to follow me on Instagram. This instrument is an unbranded 26 button Anglo. From comparison to other similar instruments, my client and I believe it was probably made by the Crabb company, and it looks almost identical to some early Jeffries branded instruments except for the missing Jeffries stamp on the frames.
I recently fully-restored a button Lachenal Anglo. It was in pretty poor condition when I received it. The wooden ends were non-original, damaged, and not very well made. The pads were mostly dust held together with blobs of sealing wax, and the springs were mostly non-original and much too strong, probably in a vain attempt to make the knackered pads seal.
Next I dismantled the actions, laying the levers out on a piece of card so I could figure out which was which when it came time to reassemble the instrument. Most of the end bolts and corresponding nut plates were worn out, probably due to somebody over-tightening them in an attempt to make the instrument airtight unsuccessfully, because the various boards had all warped.
One thing I like about these pictures — especially the huge close-ups — is that you can see the white circles of the air valves behind the metal grille. When a button is pressed, it lifts one of these valve pads, allowing air to flow to the two reeds in that chamber. A pair of one-way valves — simple flaps — within the chamber allows only one reed to sound at a time, depending on which direction air is flowing — thus permitting each button to play two notes.
Or one, if the two reeds are turned to the same note. Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? The next question that many folks, including other concertina players, are likely to ask is “So what do all those buttons do, anyway?
The following testimonials are from players who tried our ‘traveler’ anglo. The light weight makes it possible to practice for several hours without fatigue. The tone is often compared to a Wheatstone. My Wakker has raised wood ends. Wim says that they affect the harmonics. I just know that I like the tone, including the harmonics.
This happens repeatedly. I have all-leather 7 fold bellows.
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Join Date: Oct ; Location: St. Paul, MN, USA; Posts: 56, My FIL plays concertina, and has a few different types. loud and bright London-made Jeffries anglo concertinas favoured by Irish musicians, Morris dancers.
The folk revival has see the concertina back in demand, There are three quite different fingering systems in common use: Anglo, English, and Duet. Introduction: The Anglo is commonly used for dance-music, particularly Morris, and Irish music. Each button produces a different note on the push and draw of the bellows so there are TWO notes per button. The high notes are on the right-hand end, the low on the left. So you can play the tune with the right hand, and vamp chords with the left.
Introduction: The Duet Conertina is probably the hardest to play, but the most versatile.
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The recordings on this webpage are exclusively of Duet Concertina Players. Alan Day , the compiler of the ‘English International’ and ‘Anglo International’ CD sets had intended to follow up with a ‘Duet International’ CD set to cover all three main concertina systems,but unfortunately the project did not reach the release stage. To meet the demand for Duet Concertina recordings, Alan has set up a thread on concertina. This thread will always welcome new recordings or links to any duet recordings you discover.
Recordings have been submitted in different forms, so this listing attempts to make each track available with a single click. In some cases you will be taken to another website, and this is indicated by a ‘ On Name-of-Website ‘ in the link. Those recordings without this marking in the link are hosted on this website and posted by either Alan Day or myself Wes Williams or were posted in the concertina. Most of the vintage recordings below were released on 78rpm, so I have indicated the approximate dates of recording for each player.
Electric recording methods were not introduced until , so most tracks below will be low fidelity. Alexander Prince Maccann Duet This website has a page with large number of Alexander Prince recordings dating from to which is continually expanding.
Jeffries Anglo Concertina
By Ptarmigan , February 5, in Concertina History. Looking at old threads here, I’m just wondering what the latest thinking is on the dating of Jeffries by the fretwork? For example, I know from the receipt that the 38k in the photo below was sold by C Jeffries on the 26th of June , but is the 30k older or younger?
Jeffries 46 key Anglo Concertina in C/G Fast And Loud, Gold Paper, Accordion Maker: Alexandre Pere & Fils Date: Geography: Paris, France Medium.
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