Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 48-Key Rosewood-ended English, by George Case: Side-Batch No 3834, with the Boosey & Co, Regent Street label wording: Ivory keys, original black leather thumb-straps, original rosewood case. This late model has no LH cartouche Serial Number, nor any internal Serial Numbers - just the 3834 Batch Number side-stamp used on most of the later instruments made during the various Boosey's ownership periods. It has round-end brass reeds with brass tongues, green-leather 5-fold bellows with very late Gold crosses and Dots papers, flush to bellows-frame. The sub-fret baffle is now of white linen. There is a pencilled number 4 on the action face, bellows-frame and pans.
Concertina Summary: 48-Key Rosewood-ended English, by George Case: Side-Batch No 3834, with the Boosey & Co, Regent Street label wording: Ivory keys, original black leather thumb-straps, original rosewood case.
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper.
Maker: George Case at Boosey & Co.
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 previously by Boosey & Sons, and Boosey & Ching).
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Patent concertina by George Case, Boosey and Co., Regent Street, London"
Principal Serial Number: No Serial Number, only a side-stamped Batch Number.
System Type: 48-Key Treble English system.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-215.
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.