Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 48-Key, rosewood-ended George Case concertina, No 547 (ends and action), with nos 549 on pans, and 545 on the bellows-frame. henceforth, many Geo Case and Geo Case/Boosey's Instruments have a range of "close but different" numbers on their various parts. The 'late Joseph Scates' end-label has been overlaid with the dealer's label of "Keith, Prowse & Co". Solid rosewood ends, veneered frame-sides, probably original black leather straps. 48 ivory keys, round-ended brass-tongued reeds, large hexagonal baffle bolted to inner pan face of RH pan (mounts only to LH - baffle absent. Green leather bellows, with late pattern "green scrolling" papers, with silk-reinforced bottom bout, original rosewood case with "Keith, Prowse & Co" blue label in lid .
Concertina Summary: 48-Key, rosewood-ended George Case concertina, No 547 (ends and action), with nos 549 and 545 on other parts. The 'late Joseph Scates' end-label has been overlaid with the dealer's label of "Keith, Prowse & Co". 48 ivory keys, round-ended reeds, a large hexagonal baffle bolted to inner face of the RH pan (no pan, just supports, on LH pan-face). Green leather bellows, original rosewood case with "Keith, Prowse & Co" blue label in lid .
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper
Maker: George Case
Maker Links: George Case:Good source of information at Chris Flint's web-site: www.scatesconcertinas.com/casenotes.html An 1860 price list is at: www.concertina.com/pricelists/case/Case-MDRA-1860.pdf and Case's address data is at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Case. Booseys' address data at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Boosey Keith, Prowse information at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#KeithProwse
Region of Manufacture: London
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Keith, Prowse & Co., Manufacturers, 48 Cheapside, LONDON". This small oval label is glued upon a larger blank oval paper disc, which in turn is glued over the original scalloped-edge Geo Case "late Joseph Scates" label.
System Type: 48-Key Treble English system
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-185.
George Tinckler Case was active at 32 New Bond Street, London, from about 1850 to 1856.
'Professor' Case seems to have been much more of a musician and tutor, although he originally worked for Wheatstone. He produced many tutors and arrangements. He first appears in listings in 1850 at New Bond St as a Seraphine Maker, but from 1851 this is changed to Concertina Manufacturer. He took over from Joseph Scates and around 1856 sold out to Boosey & Co.
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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.