The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-001.

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Item Type: Concertina

Summary Labels and Serial Numbers End Frets Fingering System Straps and Holding Devices Fret Baffle Action Board Reeds and Reed Pans Bellows Case and Other

Action Board

Action Board Summary: The flat ends of the ivory key-bases insert directly into the carved recesses in the solid rosewood action plinth; Each lever recess has a Roman Numeral serial number stamped adjacent to it, corresponding to the Numeral stamped on each ebony lever nearby. A nickel pin at the end of each ebony lever inserts horizontally into the side of each ivory key.

Action Board Pivot: A horizontal pin, running from side-to-side of each ebony lever, rocks upon a pair of slots in the carved spaces within the rosewood action block.

Action Board Levers: Ebony levers, screwed to centre of each pearl pallet, and pivoted by a side-to-side metal pin; The curved nickel strip springs are pinned to the inner end of each lever, and act upon the inner surface of the circular action cover.

Action Board Springs: The curved nickel strip springs are pinned to the inner end of each lever.

Action Board Pallets: Circular pearl pallets, engraved at the periphery, with a few having remaining lambswool and leather pallet facings.

Action Board Air Valve: None.

Action Board Securing-screw pattern: The upper circular rosewood action cover is secured against the levers and springs beneath it by a pattern of six domed-top woodscrews.

Action Board Sub-fret-board Supports: None.

Action Board Labels: Roman Numeral number-stamps to each ebony lever, and to the raised action plinth adjoining each numbered lever.

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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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