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

Reeds and Reed Pans

Reed Pans Summary: Each of the very simple radial reed pans are inset into a raised chamois-leather-clad frame, whose rim inserts into the sides of the fret-frames. The pan nests upon an inset "French Cradle" support within the bellows-frame.

Reed Pans Main Labels: Just the stamps of "L" and "R" in a curlicued font. The reeds are stamped with note-names and "Sharp" or "Flat" symbols.

Reed Pans Further Labels: Later pencil scribbled note-names.

Reed Pans Stamps: The stamps of "L" and "R" in a curlicued font.

Reed Pans Serial Numbers: None.

Reed Pans Gasketry: Dark thick chamois leather.

Reed Pans Baffles: None

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: None.

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: None.

Reeds Summary: 48 unique reeds, with broad rectangular brass frames, wide brass cross piece securing a very blued-steel reed tongue, the cross piece secured with two small screws. The reeds are secured to the wood within their reed-chambers by four L-shaped brass sheet staples.

Reed Frame Material: Rectangular brass.

Reed Tongue Material: Blued steel.

Reed Frame Shape: Rectangular.

Reed Tongue Profile: Parallel.

Reed Securing Screws: Two small steel screws, on a broad brass cross-piece.

Stamps on Reed Frames: The reeds are stamped with note-names and "Sharp" or "Flat" symbols.

Reeds Sound Effects: None

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The Concertina Museum Collection

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

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