Item Type: Concertina
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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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.