Item Type: Wheatstone Symphonium No 78
Full Description: A Wheatstone Symphonium, serial number 78, with gold reeds, 17 keys,
and fully engraved with Wheatstone’s 20 Conduit Street
address. This early model is a 17-key version, with the two accidental keys
each side having their reeds fitted to the inside edge of the wind-chamber. In
later models, such as
with 24 keys, and the Horniman Museum Wayne Collection
44-key Symphonium, Museum No M17a-1996,
their layout of keys introduces the ”English” fingering system, used
on the first of the Wheatstone concertinas.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: C15.01-001
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Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
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