Occasionally we have the rarest presentation instruments made of amboyna, tortoise shell or gold plated. Authors Chris Algar is a well-known expert on concertinas and their history. Stamp between button rows of a C. Pearl Pierce remembers her uncle Thomas, but has no memories of his concertina activities. White Lion Passage between Harrow Road and Edgware Road in Marylebone —the earliest address on Jeffries instruments—possibly was a site from which Charles Jeffries made brushes before he gravitated to concertinas.
Have you actually played a Jeffries? The location at 102 Praed Street proved too good to last. Perhaps the Crabb records would give us an idea? Different styles of button accordion are popular for many sorts of folk music, including Irish, English, French, and many Latin styles. During these 37 years Wheatstone manufactured about 2,129 Englishes and Duets, with serial numbers from about 34955 through 37083, and some 9,498 Anglos, with serial numbers from 50001 through 59498. However, these consist of one, two, or three digits that are either handwritten pencil or ink or stamped on the reed pan, underside of the action board, or upper inside edge of the bellows or that are etched into the underside of the metal fretwork see. As originally tuned, the D was tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the Eb. The research also revealed a correlation between the quality of the concertina and the degradation of male naughty bit function. Jeffries product line were the 26-key see Fig 9 , 30-key, 38-key, and 44-key models.
Serial numbers would be most valuable for approximating the date of manufacture of the individual instruments and for estimating the total production of Jeffries concertinas. Please note that we will charge a 2% re-stocking fee for any returns on orders using the free shipping option. I am trying to get in touch with him to request permission to use them again but I have had no luck yet in finding a contact number. We have identified only two craftsmen—Robert Carr and C. The probate registration for Mary Ann's estate shows a considerably smaller estate than Charles left: gross of £1,523, net of £1,404, which according to the translates to current values of approximately gross £175,000 and net £160,000. We carry new and used concertinas from our own brand, R. Their son Jacob Charles Jeffries known as Charles Jeffries was born on May 31, 1841 at No.
Chris Algar has a good reputation. The is fully chromatic and its note layout is based on the musical staff. Its history has never been recorded, but merely passed down orally from one generation to the next. So it is important to consider your priorities as a player before purchasing this brand of concertina. These recollections about the Jeffries family and their concertinas seem to derive from contacts with the Jeffries sons.
The structure at 6 Lennox Villa still stands, though renumbered and no longer known by its original terrace name. Concern for durability is exemplified by the spot soldering that is found on the underside of the fretwork and is used to reinforce the metal around the end-screw holes. This argues strongly that Charles Jeffries had no formal education at all, and accounts for why we should not expect to find a mountain of written records from his business. So I would put the bone button as the oldest followed by the 38 key even though Dick had a receipt to prove when it was bought in 1899 it did not say it was new. They were taken by Bob Naylor, a superb photographer, regularly to be found recording events on the 'folk scene'. Brands we carry We stock new accordions from Castagnari, Saltarelle, Serenellini, Brandoni, Weltmeister, and Hohner. Speaking much later in 2005 about their childhood in the late 1920s and 1930s, the two daughters of George Jeffries Pearl Pierce and Pamela Forsey could not recall any concertinas associated with their relatives.
Try to get a button though, as a button would be very limiting musically, as you would have only the C and G rows, and no accidentals besides the F of the G scale. While searching for information from the International Concertina Association founded 1952 , he was volunteered for Archivist, and is now attempting to relocate, preserve, and make available the information gathered by the Association during its 50 year long history. The reeds in Jeffries instruments are slotted into lateral layouts of reed chambers see Fig. The Jeffries family recognized the proprietary value of Jeffries reeds, supposedly refusing to sell them to other makers or repairers who wished to retrofit concertinas by other makers. We do not as a rule sell any cheap copies with the accordion reeds, but we do occasionally get one as part exchange which we sell as a starter instruments.
This is where I digress into one of my rants about people who have so much disposal income they think they can buy anything. Haydens are almost impossible to get. The couple established their residence at 16 Aldershot Road, Kilburn, Willesden. These accordions are fully chromatic and suitable for jazz, classical, folk, and popular music. A Robert Carr concertina appears in Fig. The major mystery surrounds the earliest existing stock sheets which cover the years 1889-95. George Norman Jeffries, a retired Naval Officer, still resided at 17 Craven Park at the time of his own death on 1 October 2001.
Be nice and don't copy any stuff from here without asking, okay? Marked on the right with an oval engraved C. If you prefer it on the draw, as I do, e. Charles Jeffries moved to this address in 1900 and died in 1906 so that is the only guide to the date. When he didn't get any tinkers' work, he used to busk on the concertina: People would say 'we like that, can you get us one made? If you have any questions please call Paraic on +353 87 2569672. Sometimes, if the label has been lost from the baffle in the older instruments, it can also be found stamped inside the bellows frame, in the treble-most slots of the reed pan, and on the reed-pan side of the action-box. Lateral reed chamber layouts of 31-key and 50-key Jeffries concertinas The metal fretwork on most Jeffries concertinas extends all the way to the sides of the ends, but exceptions exist. Well, at least they do have this instrument in the Anglo section, not the Duet section.
Also if you're unsure about which concertina is for you, check out Paraic's blog post:. And for this, we have found no evidence to the contrary. The design and construction follows the traditional Jeffries and Wheatstone but the characteristic of the Suttner is in its decorative design at the endplates. Jeffries, Maker concertinas that have metal fretwork and a full complement of 30 keys, but are only 5 inches rather than the usual 6 inches across the ends. The facts are that Geoff left the business soon after this time, Neville died a few years later, and the next generation was not interested in the family business. Aldershot Road, Kilburn, Willesden, was another center for the Jeffries family. There are a few odd shadows as a result, but I saved both time and cash by not going through traditional film.