Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: A very early George Jones 22+1-Key Anglo concertina, Serial No 609. No Label . Possibly the earliest serial-numbered Jones to have yet come to light. The extra black stained keys on the top row of each end are an early inclusion of accidental notes to the basic 2-Row Anglo format. A very early form of the Jones two-row anglo concertina, with an early style of stained rosewood ends and simple fretwork that appears on the many basic 2- and 3-row anglo concertinas produced by the George Jones workshops. Replacement RH hand-bar, and no case. Stained rosewood end-frets, but stained mahogany action- and bellows-frames. The chamois sub-fret baffle is only present on the LH end. It has broad bone buttons, stamped with numbers 1 to 10, and simple part-rectilinear reed-pans, and 5-fold green leather bellows with standard Gold Crosses and Dots papers. A very early and unusual form of the Jones two-row 22+1-Key anglo concertina, label absent.
Concertina Summary: A very early George Jones 21+1-Key Anglo concertina, Serial No 609. No Label . A common form of the Jones two-row 20+1-Key anglo concertina, with the early style of stained rosewood ends and simple 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: Maker's Label absent.
Principal Serial Number: The very early Serial Number 609 is stamped on the chamois sub-fret baffle within the LH Oval embouchure.
System Type: 22 + 1 Key Anglo system - an early layout of the basic Anglo with two extra accidental black keys, giving a 22+1-key format.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-347.
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Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
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