Item Type: Concertina
Reeds and Reed Pans
Reed Pans Summary: Conventional radial pans with the central hole offset towards the smaller chambers, now in a shallow and symmetrical layout. Pan inset flush to bellows-frame, and with narrow dividers clad in conventional yellow chamois. The pans are flush to the bellows-frame and reed-pans.
Reed Pans Main Labels: No circular pan label on this instrument.
Reed Pans Stamps: L & R twice.
Reed Pans Serial Numbers: Serial Number of the instrument "232". Stamped within the topmost reed chamber.
Reed Pans Gasketry: Pale yellow chamois.
Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: RH: 4 Wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each chamois-capped, on top chambers.
Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: LH: 4 wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each chamois-capped, on top chambers.
Reeds Summary: 96 wedge profiled, long-scale round-ended brass reed frames, 24 on each side of each reed pan. Round-end frames, with all steel tongues each secured by a single small domed steel rivet - another early appearance in the Collection's instruments of this fixing style. Note names stamped on each reed-frame.
Reed Frame Material: Brass.
Reed Tongue Material: Steel Tongues.
Reed Frame Shape: Tapered long-scale round-ended brass reed frames.
Reed Tongue Profile: Parallel.
Reed Securing Screws: A single small domed steel rivet.
Stamps on Reed Frames: Note names stamped on reed-frames.
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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.