Item Type: A 19-plus-2-Key Flutina or Accordéon Diatonique
Full Description: An 19-plus-2-Key "Flutina" or "Accordéon Diatonique".
A later model in two-row form (the rows on either side of the hand-bar), with a
pair of pivoted levers atop the hand-bar, with perforated brass end-covers,
operating a pair of rise-and-fall pearl pallets on curliqued brass levers,
leading to drone chordal reed-plates. The pearl pallets are of square-ended
format, secured with blued-steel screws. The large brass left-hand air valve
lever and pallet is within a raised scalloped wooden rim.
The instrument measures 115 x 334mm, has 4-fold bellows with floral patterned
papers, and the bellows frames are of scalloped profile.
The instrument was acquired from the “Ruth Askew
), and was numbered 37, and is part of a small collection of
concertina-related items, bandoneons and Flutinas acquired from her family
after her death in September 2009. The inner parts are marked in copperplate
ink scripts with the inked internal serial number 7a. The instrument
retails its rough softwood case.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: C15.3.2-008