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Re: Chicago Irish-American accordions
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2018, 07:36:32 PM »

I have what I believe to be a few Settimio Sopranis that looks like #228 in your catalog. #383 is GC 3 voice 12 bass. #270 is BbEb 3 voice 12 bass.

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I'd reckon, from the grille design and the shape of the keyboard ends, the second, bluer, one is most-likely a Ficosecco Scott.

Compare it, especially the grille (sometimes they used the lyre motif in the grille, other times they didn't, and on this one it's inlaid into the front of the instrument instead) and keyboard ends, with this 23/8, flat keyboard, Pasquale Ficosecco of similar vintage that I've just bought:

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