I haven't got a clue about accordions but here's what I've found out in the last 10 minutes....
This is a 2 Row button accordion, with 23 treble buttons and 8 Bass/Chord buttons
All buttons work and it sounds great to me, there are a few minor scuffs and a few small dinks in the metal grills.the long leather strap looks original but one of the ends has been replaced at some point. The short strap also looks as though it's been replaced.
The metal work appears to be all intact but could do with a polish or re-chrome
The bellows are in good condition with no damage or holes visible.
It is a lovely plain gloss black with chrome trim
It comes in an old slightly bruised case
I'm guessing it's 1960's or earlier but don't really know (it's been dry stored in my loft for 21 years !!)
It weighs 9lbs (4kgs)
It is approx 12 x 12 x 7 inches (31 x 32 x 18 cm)
It was 'Made in Italy' and has a metal badge attached saying -'Nielsen exclusive tuner repairer to Tollefsen'
Nils Nielson was regarded by many as being “the only one to tune a box”, Nielson was a former employee of the now defunct Paolo Soprani Company and was exclusive tuner to the world leading accordionist Toralf Tollefson. It is said that there was nothing Nils didn’t know about the accordion
Toralf Tollefsen (1914-94) was one of the mo ... read more