The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-115.

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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

End Frets

Summary: The post-1848 machine-cut fretwork is now the standard format. The frets are machine-cut, flat to edges with embouchures for maker's label and for a serial number (both present). Now with a single-depth combined end and bellows-frame, with the single depth mahogany fret-frames nestling over the inset action board.

End Shape: Hexagonal

End Sides: Six

End Diameter: 148mm

End-Profile: Flat.

End Material: Single-ply flat mahogany ends, with side panels covering down to the action board level.

End Bolts: Medium topped domed cheese-head brass bolts, securing the fretwork end to the action frame and bellows.

Fret Pattern: Post-1848 machine-cut fretwork as introduced by Louis Lachenal.

Label Embouchure Pattern: Oval to RH, scalloped oval shape to LH

Strap Screw-insert type: No Strap-screw inserts fitted on this budget model.

Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests, no trace of leather cladding. 3 securing screws.

Fret Condition: Slight damage and crack to RH frets.

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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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