The Chris Algar Archive

Chris Algar, of Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, has been associated with Concertinas for a long time, both as a supporter of the instrument and also trading as “Barleycorn Concertinas”.

In July 2002, he made his collection of Concertina related documents available for scanning onto computer. The scans were made by ICA member Robert Gaskins. Through the kindness of Messrs. Algar and Gaskins, copies of the scans were donated to the ICA in July 2002.

Some of the items listed here may be found at the Concertina Library web site (formerly the Maccann Duet web site).

Advertising Material

CA001 : Models of Crabb Concertinas
CA002 : Lachenal Concertina Types
CA003 : Salvation Army Triumph Duet Brochure
CA004 : Wheatstone Brochure
CA005 : Wheatstone Calendar for 1923
CA006 : Wheatstone Case Instructions
CA007 : Wheatstone Cases – Accessories
CA008 : Wheatstone Duet Layouts 56 and 62 keys
CA009 : Wheatstone Fingering Systems
CA010 : Wheatstone Folk Dancing Brochure
CA011 : Wheatstone MayFair Model Advertising
CA012 : Wheatstone MayFair Model Advertising
CA013 : Wheatstone Miniature Models Advertising
CA014 : Wheatstone ‘The Concertina’ Brochure 1951

Correspondence

CA015 : British Library on Lachenal Addresses
CA016 : Crabb; Appraisal of Work 1984
CA017 : Crabb; Repairs 1976
CA018 : Dean; Repairs 1932
CA019 : Lachenal; Billhead 1924
CA020 : True Fingering of the Jeffries Concertina
CA021 : Vickers; Note Nov 1923
CA022 : Vickers; Notes Jan 1948
CA023 : Wheatstone; Cases and Accessories 1953
CA024 : Wheatstone; Credit Note 1960
CA025 : Wheatstone; Envelope 1929
CA026 : Wheatstone; Invoice 1958
CA027 : Wheatstone; Note Jul. 1924
CA028 : Wheatstone; Note June 1926
CA029 : Wheatstone; Note Sept. 1926
CA030 : Wheatstone; Remittance Advice 1926
CA031 : Wheatstone; Repair Capacity 1945-46

Newspaper Cuttings

CA032 : Crabbs Revival 1970
CA033 : Concertina Revival 1978
CA034 : Neil Wayne 1994

Performers

CA035 : UK Survey (French)
CA036 : Blind Arthur Stapleton
CA037 : Herbert Green
CA038 : Mexborough Concertina Band; Photo 1906
CA039 : Percy Honri; Revue 1916
CA040 : Public House; Concertina Photo (Film)

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Herbert Green

Price lists

CA041 : Hayden
CA042 : Lachenal; All Models 01
CA043 : Lachenal; All Models 02
CA044 : Lachenal; All Models 03
CA045 : Lark in the Morning
CA046 : Vickers
CA047 : Wheatstone; All Models, Late 01
CA048 : Wheatstone; All Models, Late 02
CA049 : Wheatstone; All Models, Late 03
CA050 : Wheatstone; All Models, Late 04
CA051 : Wheatstone; Duet Models, 01
CA052 : Wheatstone; Duet Models, 02
CA053 : Wheatstone; Duet Models, 03
CA054 : Wheatstone; Duet Models, 04
CA055 : Wheatstone; Duet Models, 05
CA056 : Wheatstone; Duet Models, 06
CA057 : Wheatstone; English Models, 01
CA058 : Wheatstone; English Models, 02
CA059 : Wheatstone; English Models, 03
CA060 : Wheatstone; English Models, 04
CA061 : Wheatstone; English Models, 05
CA062 : Wheatstone; English Models, 06
CA063 : Wheatstone; English Models, 07
CA064 : Wheatstone; English Models, 08
CA065 : Wheatstone; English Models, 09
CA066 : Wheatstone; English Models, 10
CA067 : Wheatstone; English Models, 11
CA068 : Wheatstone; English Models, Late
CA069 : Wheatstone; Music 1919
CA070 : Wheatstone; Music 1932

Receipts

CA071 : Chettle; 1880
CA072 : Comptons Exchange; 1949
CA073 : Crabb; No.8996, 1926
CA074 : Crabb; repair to Lachenal No.57211, 1979
CA075 : Dickinson; for parts, 1977
CA076 : Dipper; for repair to Wheatstone No.24449, 1978
CA077 : Hunter; duet lessons, 1915
CA078 : Jeffries; 1913
CA079 : Lachenal; 1918
CA080 : Lachenal; No.199054, 1929
CA081 : Lachenal; No.56329, 1926
CA082 : Lachenal; No.60176, 1929
CA083 : Lachenal; English Model, 1917
CA084 : Salvation Army; 1971
CA085 : Wheatstone; No.27170, 1935
CA086 : Wheatstone; No.27578, 1917
CA087 : Wheatstone; No.28789, 1922