Item Type: Concertina
Reeds and Reed Pans
Reed Pans Summary: Conventional radial pans with the central hole offset towards the smaller chambers in a now standard layout. Pan inset flush to bellows-frame, and with narrow dividers clad in the rarely-used white smooth chamois. The pans are flush to the bellows-frame and reed-pans.
Reed Pans Main Labels: Circular pan label with the wording "Wheatstone & Co, Patentees, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London" and "Small Notes Right Hand Side, 48 Keys." Reed frame sizes now added in Arabic Numerals
Reed Pans Stamps: L & R twice
Reed Pans Serial Numbers: 6927 Once, divided between smallest two upper chambers.
Reed Pans Gasketry: Pan dividers clad in rarely-used white smooth chamois.
Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: RH: 4 Wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each chamois-capped, on top chambers
Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: LH: 4 wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each chamois-capped, on top chambers
Reeds Summary: 96 wedge profiled round-ended brass reed frames, 24 on each side of each reed pan. Round-end frames, with steel tongues each secured by a single large iron/steel domed rivet. Note names stamped on each reed-frame.
Reed Frame Material: Brass
Reed Tongue Material: Steel tongues.
Reed Frame Shape: Tapered round-ended brass reed frames
Reed Tongue Profile: parallel
Reed Securing Screws: The steel reed-tongues are each secured by a single large iron/steel domed rivet, another early use in The Collection's Wheatstone concertinas, of these large steel rivets for reed-tongue securing.
Stamps on Reed Frames: Note names stamped on reed-frames
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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.