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pgroff

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Lachenal Accordeon
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:28:38 PM »

Have we discussed these? So far my search of the forum hasn't turned up a topic.

Example of one that seems to be so labeled:

https://l7.alamy.com/zoomses/b3ypt2/musica-instrumentos-acordeon-modelo-en-hohner-instrumento-concertina-b3ypt2.jpg


Thanks for your insights!

PG
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Re: Lachenal Accordeon
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 07:18:17 PM »

Would be interesting to see if the insides reflected any lachenal characteristics.
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Re: Lachenal Accordeon
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 03:28:21 PM »

Would be interesting to see if the insides reflected any lachenal characteristics.


Lachenal is a not uncommon name in parts of Germany Switzerland and even the Italian Tyrol area, so it could be just coincidence.
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Re: Lachenal Accordeon
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 04:36:37 PM »

Box in that photo is labeled as made in England . . .
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Re: Lachenal Accordeon
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 02:35:11 AM »

I can't tell from the photo, if the bellows frames are covered in leather or buckram, but the style looks similar to the way the bellow are attached on a late nineteenth century english type Lachenal concertina I own.
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Re: Lachenal Accordeon
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 09:54:46 PM »

Yes, they're by the concertina makers, and have concertina reeds if I remember rightly, but I've only ever seen one of them and that was many years ago and unplayable. But Ruth Askew had one (in her book) that looked like new.

It seems to have been one of several strategies the firm tried in the 1920s/early 1930s, to keep going, faced with the Great Depression and changing musical fashions - so they were also building "Jedcertinas" (piano-fingered concertinas) for J.E.Dallas & Son, and the "Accordeaphone" (a large, square-shaped, celluloid-covered, double-reeded English concertina).

But they still closed down in 1933, becoming incorporated into Wheatstone's in 1934... :(
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