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Pre 1930s
A Tivoli button accordion with a rectangular black painted wooden frame that is covered with paper in sections. It has brown leather straps fitted as handles. " Tivoli / ACCORDEON / REGISTERED / MADE IN / GERMANY " is marked on metal plates attached on eight corners of the frame.
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Pre 1930s
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This accordion originally belonged to Harry Jeffery. Harry, a farm worker and labourer who also spent time working for the County Council, lived and worked in the Bell Block area during the 1930s. He was not a professional musician but he enjoyed occasionally playing the accordion for his family and friends. His grandson Baden fondly remembers dancing round Harry's kitchen table as a five year old with his sister as his grandfather squeezed out a tune on the instrument. Harry died in the late 1930s or early 1940s and the instrument was given to Baden's father. Baden later inherited it and it was repaired and returned to working order by Lloyd Whittaker.
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