Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 48-Key Rosewood-ended English, by George Case: Serial No 2950, Side Stamped number 2752, and with the Boosey & Sons, Holles St label wording. From the period when George Case-branded instruments were marketed by Boosey & Sons (and also by Boosey & Co, & Boosey & Ching). Silver-capped metal keys, round-end brass reeds with brass tongues, green-leather 5-fold bellows, inset from frame, gilt-on-green floral bellows papers, worn black leather thumb-straps, original rosewood case.
Concertina Summary: 48-Key Rosewood-ended English, by George Case: Serial No 2950, with the Boosey & Sons, Holles St label wording: Metal keys, worn black leather thumb-straps, original rosewood case.
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper.
Maker: George Case at Boosey & Sons.
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' various addresses data at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Boosey
Region of Manufacture: London, from the period when George Case-branded instruments were marketed by Boosey & Co (and later by Boosey & Sons, Boosey & Ching).
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Patent concertina by George Case, Boosey and Sons, Holles St., London"
Principal Serial Number: 2950.
System Type: 48-Key Treble English system.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-214.
Boosey & Co. were active from about 1856 after taking over the business of George Case
Boosey & Co.instruments are labelled as George Case of Boosey and ... where the name has variations including Boosey and Sons (by 1864), Boosey and Chin(g) and Boosey and Co. The earlier company address is Holles Street,London, and they moved to Regent St about 1874.
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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.