Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: Rock Chidley No 5647. A basic and early 20-key anglo concertina, with the Chidley "135 High Holborn" label. The instrument may possibly have made at the George Jones workshops, and closely resembles Concertina No C.333 (Geo Jones No 5314, C-333 ). Mahogany ends, simple fretwork, with centrally-placed label cartouche. Original shabby paper-covered deal hexagonal, case.
Concertina Summary: Rock Chidley No 5647. A basic and early 20-key anglo concertina, with the Chidley "135 High Holborn" label.
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper
Maker: Rock Chidley, though possibly made at the George Jones workshops
Maker Links: The most detailed source of information on the genealogy of the Chidleys, and the premises, manufacturing and marketing of Rock Chidley instruments is Chris Flint's paper at: www.scatesconcertinas.com/rock-chidley-concertina-maker.html. A good survey by Wes Williams of Rock and Edward Chidley's various addresses and some noted instruments is at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Chidley
Region of Manufacture: London
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Rock Chidley Manufacturer, 135 High Holborn, London".
System Type: 20 + 1 Key Anglo system
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-243.
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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.