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Excelsior Register Switches

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Hi, I am wondering whether anybody can make sense out of the register switches of this Excelsior accordion (L, LN, TN, ...; need to zoom in the image) which is for sale on the internet. How many reeds? LLM, LMH or LMMM, ...? The seller doesn't know much. Says it is a 930 model.

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If you call N (normal)=M and T (top)=H, that would make it LMMMH.
Just a guess :unsure:
Yeah, but it would be missing so many possible register combinations.

My guess is it is LMMM with N=M1, NNN = M1M2M3 and TN = M2M3, etc
 

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Shouldn't it be LTN in that case instead of LNT, to be at least somewhat consistent?
maybe the T is actually an L reedbank in cassotto, that would indeed make more sense considering the symbols

but that would mean it is somewhat of an oddball configuration with two L banks? some kind of custom job?
 

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Actually according to what I have read about the 930 model, it is a special jazz configuration with LLM. However the one in the image also seems to have a N and a NNN. Assuming that the NNN is at least a double tremolo, this one cannot be a LLM model.
 

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Should be a LMMMH
 

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Thanks for your answers! I actually have lost interest in the accordion, because I realized that it has the unusual model 930 keyboard layout (from G to C). Else I would have meanwhile setup a call with seller to listen to the different switches. Anyway, I do not believe that it is LMMMH. If so it would be missing some essential register combinations, e.g. LH, and I also come to this belief because of another picture (see below) where you can see that is has four of those couplers to move the register sliders:

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