The Concertina Museum: C15.3.2-011

Previous Section Summary Help Next

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 securing screws.
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

Previous Section Summary Help Next

Please email comments or reports of errors to

The Concertina Museum Collection

Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams

This page created Tuesday 14 February 2012.