The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-118.

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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). The ends and sides are of well-figured pale sycamore wood. Original straps and finger-rests.

End Shape: Hexagonal

End Sides: Six

End Diameter: 157mm.

End-Profile: Flat to edges with embouchures for maker's label and for a serial number (both present).

End Material: Single-ply pale and grained flat sycamore-wood ends.

End Bolts: Tall 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 shape to LH. Both labels present.

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

Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests, with most of the leather cladding. Three securing screws.

Fret Condition: Good.

Damage Summary: One broken thumbstrap.

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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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