A C Jeffries Bros. 51 key concertina, the hexagonal body with foliate pierced metal ends and six fold bellows, one end engraved 'C Jeffries Bros., Maker, 23 Praed St, London N' and stamped under the handle 'C.J. New address, 12 Aldershot Rd, Kilburn, N.W., London', the other end stamped 'L Thomas, Nov 10, 1921'
Provenance - From the estate of the late Douglas ‘Dougie’ Gray
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Sold for £1,300
It is a Duet concertina and the reeds are severely rusted – there are only a few notes left that play.
Wear to plating on metal ends, losses to leather mounts, numerous holes to bellows, surface scratches and knocks, one leather handle broken
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The concertina sounds as if it plays the same note when pushed and pulled, but the holes in the bellows makes it very difficult to have a consistent air flow.
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