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Scandalli Accordion player, accordionist, Cheshire , England, UK built in Camerano, Italy, Europe

Scandalli Accordion player, accordionist, Cheshire , England, UK built in Camerano, Italy, Europe Stock Photo
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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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2BEW1FA

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28.6 MB (1.3 MB Compressed download)

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2736 x 3648 px | 23.2 x 30.9 cm | 9.1 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

23 April 2011

Location:

Cheshire, England, UK

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1916: The birth of Scandalli F.lli The Scandalli Brothers was born in Camerano in 1916 , when Silvio Scandalli ( 1889 -1977) with his brothers Henry and Albino, began making accordions in a small home workshop, and then sell them in nearby Loreto , place of pilgrimage for many believers. It was in 1923 one of the first sales contracts with which the Scandalli brothers undertook to build 25 barrel organs per year for the Belgian Giuseppe Fieres of Mont-Saint-Amand-lez-Gan . In 1930 the Scandalli Brothersit had grown to open a new factory which had a hundred workers and a production of 10 accordions daily [1] . Photo of a Scandalli from the first half of the 1900s preserved in the International Accordion Museum of Camerano In those years when the mechanics of the instrument was in continuous development and renewal, the company's research activity was very important, testified by the numerous projects presented at the Patent Office in Milan : the first, from 1924 , bore the title of "Improvement in mechanical key devices to combine several voices in accord in bellows accordions" , while in 1932 a system was invented that allowed to dismantle the part of the mechanical control organs of both the bass and the chords [1] . In the following years, then, Silvio Scandalli decided to include a small research and patent department in the company.

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