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Where’s Louis ???
« on: February 25, 2019, 08:20:24 PM »

As I am now the happy owner of one of Malcolm mannings Louis melodeon’s (no5) I was wondering where all the others went and if their owners are members here on the forum ? Malcolm said he made 23 in total but that no1 no longer exists ( don’t know what happened to it ). So where are the other 21 boxes  I wonder ???????
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 05:08:58 PM »

I had number 6 (I think) in D as well.  Bought directly from his shop in Bradford? as I remember.  Very fine warren of mainly fiddles and the odd few free reeds.  Wire at the windows and a fairly run-down area, too but great chap. Instrument eventually sold during one of my 'I really don't think I like 1 rows' moments and since regretted, of course.  Replaced once again with a Savoy - also then sold. Seems I never learn! :D
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 05:38:01 PM »

Looks like a good old shop , and a survivor in this day and age .
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 07:08:10 PM »

Wow - great to see that place is still going! I remember dropping in a long time ago when he was still making them; they were (still are I expect) lovely one-rows.

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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 09:26:31 AM »

I have number 15 which is in C. If you look at his web pages here you can see mine in the construction stage in photo's 6,7,& 8
http://manningsmusicals.co.uk/accordion/louis-cajun-accordions/
One of his other boxes a grey one in D came up on e bay a few years ago and I think he bought it back.
Nice boxes and I don;t play mine as often as i should.
I'll post some photos later.

Simon
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 10:15:10 AM »

Nice , that’s 4 sought of found , only 18 to go 🤔 . Be good to see your  photos
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 11:18:12 AM »

just in case anyone wants to go to bradford and buy a Louis the shop is closed this week until monday  4th march
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 06:49:18 PM »

I had #5. This was the loudest accordion I have ever owned.
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 08:42:35 PM »

Hi Mike , did you own no. 5 from new ? It’s my favourite box to play at the moment .
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Re: Where’s Louis ???
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 08:54:30 PM »

Yes. I watch most of the early models go from bench to sale.
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