Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: A George Jones 15+1+18+1-Key "Piano-fingered" concertina. NB: The two "+1+" separate keys, though in the usual under-the-thumbs "Air-Valve" position, do in fact operate upon drone reeds. Serial No 26937, in very original condition. The wide radial rows of key mimic the arrangement of piano keys, with a lower row of "white notes" (the "C" note keys in red),and an upper staggered row of black accidental notes positioned above the white notes as on a piano keyboard. The system appears on the Lachenal concertinas made for the dealers J E Dallas & Son, when the instrument is named "The JEDcertina". See Item No C.301 for an example of a Lachenal "JEDcertina". No maker's end-label, but with a first appearance of the Jones hand-bar stamp "Screwed Notes, Defi-GJ-ance, London Make" in a fancy lozenge stamped on the face of one of the hand-bars. The instrument has wide mahogany ends, and retains its original dimpled red leather fret baffles; the case is original paper covered deal, with some lid-edgings missing. A rare and unusual form of the Jones two-row 15+1+18+1-Key "Piano-fingered" concertina, with the standard style of mahogany ends and fretwork that appears on the many basic 2- and 3-row "Anglo" concertinas produced by the George Jones workshops.Stained mahogany ends, frets and action boards, broad bone buttons, with fully-rectilinear reed-pans, and 6-fold green leather bellows.
Concertina Summary: A George Jones 15+1+18+1-Key "Piano-fingered" concertina, Serial No 26937. No end-label. A rare and unusual form of the Jones two-row 15+1+18+1-Key "Piano-fingered" concertina, with a larger style of the mahogany ends and fretwork that appears on the many basic 2- and 3-row "Anglo" concertinas produced by the George Jones workshops.
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper
Maker: George Jones
Region of Manufacture: London
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Screwed Notes, Defi-GJ-ance, London Make".
System Type: 15+1+18+1 Key "Piano-fingered" system.. There is a short illustrated article on the Jedcertina here.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-337.
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