Additional documents were contributed by Stephen Chambers, who has independently done the most extensive work on the history of Lachenal. list of models and prices for English concertinas from The International Exhibition of 1862, Illustrated Catalogue of the Industrial Department, British Division, Vol. These lists contain information about Wheatstone model numbers and descriptions which are useful to interpret the Wheatstone Concertina Ledgers.
Most of these pricelists were found in old concertina cases. These lists contain information about Wheatstone model numbers and descriptions which are useful to interpret the Wheatstone Concertina Ledgers. ” An interactive calculator to convert sterling values from any year 1830–1999 to the equivalent value in the year 2000.
All surviving ledgers have been digitized (some 2,300 pages in total) and made available free on the web for private research.
Later ledgers from the Dickinson Archives contain production records from 1910 to 1974.
Earlier ledgers from the Wayne Archives contain company sales records from the late 1830s to the 1860s along with production records from the 1860s to the 1890s and some early records of wages and other payments.
As published in PICA [Papers of the International Concertina Association], Vol. The registered design for the “Edeophone” 12-sided concertina, registered by “Lachenal and Company, 4 Little James Street, Bedford Row, London, Concertina Manufacturers.” Registered design No. It is especially useful for understanding historical documents such as old advertisements and pricelists, and the sales prices and wages recorded in the Wheatstone Concertina Ledgers from the Horniman Museum.
129662, Class 3; date of registration 26th July 1889.
Trade Marks Journal showing the “reedshoe” image registered as a trademark by “Richard Ballinger, of and on behalf of the Firm of Lachenal and Co., 4, Little James Street, Gray’s Inn Road, W.
C., Middlesex; Concertina Manufacturers.” Registration No.
price lists have been collected by Chris Algar of Barleycorn Concertinas over the last twenty-five years.
They have mostly been found in concertina cases with few hints to date them. 1895 by internal evidence and by an accompanying dated sales receipt.
The earlier advertisements were supplied by Stephen Chambers. Dealer's pricelist from Henshaw & Loebell, Manchester, listing models and prices for German and Anglo concertinas, including instruments made by Lachenal & Co. Most of these pricelists were found in old concertina cases.
The approximate dates ascribed to the price lists here are based on internal evidence, as follows: Robert Gaskins, Chris Algar, Randall Merris, and Wes Williams joined in the project to assign dates to the price lists. From internal evidence it is possible to date the lists c. 1965 (plus one very early pricelist dated 1848, from the collection of the Horniman Museum, and a list published as an advertisement in a trade directory in 1859).