Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 48-Key, rosewood-ended George Case concertina, No 153, on all parts. The label has 'Late Joseph Scates' label wording ivory keys, square-ended reeds, green leather bellows with "gold-cross, dots and hexagon-tracery" papers and silk-reinforced bottom-bout. Delicate fret pattern, and sub-fret pine baffles, the RH bearing scalloped maker's label and to LH, the stamped serial number 153. Square-ended brass reeds with brass tongues and two small domed brass srews. Later home-made cubic wooden box.
Concertina Summary: 48-Key, rosewood-ended George Case concertina, No 153, on all parts. The label has 'Late Joseph Scates' label wording, ivory keys, square-ended reeds, green leather bellows, Later home-made cubic wooden box..
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper
Maker: George Case with ear lyLate Josepg Scates label wording.
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: "George Case, Manufacturer and Professor of the Concertina, 32 New Bond Street (late Joseph Scates), London"
Principal Serial Number: 895 on LH pine-baffle cartouche on LH pine-baffle beneath scalloped cartouche
System Type: 48-Key Treble English system
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-216.
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.