Item Type: Concertina
Case and Other
Main Case: Original square case, of velvet-lined plywood clad in stitched brown leather, with inner mounting cradle. Leather front strap, and a pair of simple clasp locks and drop-down clasps on lid edge, with original key. The case contains the original West Street receipt, dated July 8th 1939, showing that the instrument (ref: 127 as in the ledger entry) was paid for in instalments, finishing on 19th August 1940.
Main Case Shape: Square case, of velvet-lined plywood clad in stitched brown leather.
Main Case Measurement: 248 x 269 x 258mm tall
Main Case Material: Square shape, purple velvet lined wood-framed, clad in leather.
Main Case Inner Label: A gilt lettered oval red paper label with export variant wording: "Manufacturers of Concertinas and Ĉolas, C. Wheatstone & Co. Ltd., 15, West St, Charing Cross Road, London, England".
Main Case Label - Other: A further export-only label is glued within the lid, in rectangular grey paper, cautioning against exposing the instrument to excess heat or humidity.
Main Case Lock: Leather front strap, and a plated clasp lock and drop-down clasp on lid edge edge
Main Case Hinges: Inner leather hinges to lid.
Main Case Straps: Leather front strap, and a plated clasp lock and drop-down clasp on lid edge
Outer Case: Complete stout fabric outer vcover, zipped along it to cover, and with a leather mounted aperture for the carrying handle, and leather reinforcements to each corner of the base area.
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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.