Item Type: A 25-Key Flutina or Accordéon Diatonique
Full Description: A 25-Key "Flutina" or "Accordéon Diatonique".
A later, more developed model in two-row form (the rows of 12 and of 13 keys on
either side of the hand-bar), this model without with any pivoted levers atop
the hand-bar. The pearl pallets are of square-ended format, with blued steel
securing screws. The large brass left-hand air valve lever and pallet is
within a raised scalloped wooden rim, together with two smaller brass pallets
operated by jointed brass levers and buttons, and operating brass drone reeds
within the LH end. There is a further extra ivory control button at the narrow
end, operating an extra range of reeds within the instrument. (see Image
The instrument measures 128 x 380mm, has 6-fold bellows with blue floral
patterned papers, and the bellows frames are of scalloped profile.
The instrument was sold from the Vichy (France) Auction of historic
Flutinas as Lot 194, 11th December 2010.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: C15.3.2-010