Item Type: A 24-plus-2-Key Flutina or Accordéon Diatonique
Full Description: A 24-plus-2-Key "Flutina" or "Accordéon Diatonique".
A later, more developed model in two-row form, with two rows 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 finely carved pearl pallets have a perforated
pattern, and the fancy keys are in a carved bird profile, with blued steel
The scalloped bellows frames, which have chamfered corners, are inlaid with
brass filigree and coloured panels. The large nickel left-hand air valve lever
and pallet is within a raised scalloped wooden rim, together with two smaller
nickel pallets operated by jointed brass levers and buttons, and operating
drone reeds within the LH end.
The instrument measures 132 x 370mm, has 5-fold bellows with blue tracery
patterned papers, and the bellows frames are of scalloped profile. The
instrument bears a fine ‘John Simpson Manufacturer, Regent Street,
LONDON’ Bellows label in gilt on black paper.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: C15.3.2-011