The Concertina Museum Collection
Wheatstone Items Index



The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-001.
Sir Charles Wheatstone: Two Huntley & Palmers collectors’ cards, in French

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-002.
Original print of “Professor Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-003.
An original print of “The Late Sir Charles Wheatstone FRS” from Illustrated London News

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-004.
A print of Barnwood Church, near Gloucester.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-005.
Three issues of “The Leisure Hour” magazine, one for August 1868, and two for Sept 5th 1868.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-006.
An autograph letter signed P Roget (author of Rogetís Thesaurus) to Sir Charles Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-007.
A full page advertisement, hand-numbered No 564, for Wheatstone & Co’s Musical Library

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-008.
A Large print of Sir Charles Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-009.
An original letter (ALS) dated 1st April 1833, from the Secretary of the Royal Institution to Charles Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-010.
A small set of cigarette cards featuring inventors

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-011.
A single collectors’ card from Cadbury’s Cocoa “

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-012.
An official National Portrait Gallery facsimile of the stereograph of Sir Charles Wheatstone and family, (by Antoine Claude), and including his then youngest daughter Florence

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-013.
Original undated ALS letter from Sir Charles Wheatstone to Lady Brodie

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-014.
A page from the Illustrated London News dated Feb 8th 1868, announcing Charles Wheatstone's Knighthood

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-015.
A Large print of Sir Charles Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-016.
A framed & glazed print of Sir Charles Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-017.
A framed and glazed RJ Hill & Co Inventors’ Series Cigarette Card

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-018.
Framed and glazed child embroidery sampler by Florence Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-019.
A large bust of Sir Charles Wheatstone by W G Brookers

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-020.
A full-page article from "The Graphic", page 553 & 554, November 15th 1890

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-021.
A full-page article from "The Graphic", page 555 & 556, November 15th 1890

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-022.
A large section of "The Illustrated London News", page 555 & 556, October 30th 1876

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.1-023.
A hardbound original copy of Vol III of The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography London, c 1865, with a large engraving of Professor Wheatstone,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.3-001.
An original copy of The National Stereoscopic Association Journal "Stereo World", Vol 4, No 2, May - June 1977.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.3-002.
A print of David Brewster

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.1.6-001.
An original copy of "The Saturday Magazine" , No 680, February 4th 1843, containing an article on Speaking Machines

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-001.
An original soft-bound pamphlet by W F Cooke Esq., on “The Electric Telegraph: was it invented by Professor Wheatstone?”

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-002.
Various plates and illustrations of the Wheatstone Telegraph, Morse Transmitters, Tape perforators, etc, etc,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-003.
Various plates and illustrations of the Wheatstone Telegraph, Morse Transmitters, Tape perforators, etc, etc,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-004.
Various plates and illustrations of the Wheatstone Telegraph, Morse Transmitters, Tape perforators, etc, etc,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-005.
Various plates and illustrations of the Wheatstone Telegraph, Morse Transmitters, Tape perforators, etc, etc,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-006.
Various plates and illustrations of the Wheatstone Telegraph, Morse Transmitters, Tape perforators, etc, etc,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-007.
A large engraving, of landscape form, of over 90 images of telegraphic and magnetism items

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-008.
A set of ten British Telecom colour postcards of Telegraphs and early telephones

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-009.
A postal First Day Cover commemorating the 93rd Anniversary of The Relief of Bloemfontein

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-010.
A copy of an ALS by Samuel Morse dated 1862

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-011.
An autograph of Sir William Fothergill Cooke Knt

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-012.
An original Wheatstone/Morse telegraph sheet

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-013.
A volume of Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal, No 588, May 6th 1843

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-014.
A 1975 issue of ’Radio Electronics Constructor’ commemorating Wheatstone’s centenary

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-015.
An American Calendar Card, for the month of March 1902.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-016.
A cutting from a Washington DC, USA, newspaper, dated 1947, of a Magnetic Twin Needle Telegraph, designed by Cookeand Wheatstone

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-017.
A 7-inch extended-play 45-rpm recording from the BBC sound effects centre, dated 1970, of "Post Office Telegraph Equipment".

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-018.
A colour art print of "Wheatstone's Tape telegraph" , from an art Journal dated 1945.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-019.
A large print (264 x 370mm) dated 1846, displaying "The Magnetic Needle Telegraph on the Great Western Railway"

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-020.
A loose volume of the Illustrated London News, No 1041, Vol XXXVII, dated Sat July 21st 1860

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-021.
A loose supplement from the Illustrated London News, dated Sat June 3rd 1875

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-022.
A section of "Harper's Weekly - A Journal of Civilisation" Vol XX, No 994, dated New York, Sat January 15th 1876

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-023.
A large print (250x 280mm) undated, but of a very similar style to Item NC.1.2.1-019, displaying "The Electro Magnetic Telegraph on the Great Western Railway"

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-024.
A large German print (337 x 260mm) with over 40 engravings of inventions

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-025.
A first edition, signed and dedicated by the author, of The Rev. Thomas Fothergill Cooke’sAuthorship of the Electric Telegraph of Great Britain or, The Brunel Award Vindicated; edited in assertion of His Brother’s Rights by The Rev. Thomas Fothergill Cooke M.A.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-026.
An early Wheatstone Telegraph Indicator Housing, with silver plated plaque engraved “C Wheatstone Invt”,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-027.
A General Post Office Wheatstone Single-Needle Telegraph,of railway origin, in large domed mahogany housing, with sloping writing slope and sturdy brass handle.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-028.
A Wheatstone Tape Perforator device, in which a wheel inset with trios of solenoid-operated metal punches is used to perforate a strip of paper tape that is drawn through two guide-tracks and over the punches by a crank-handle.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-029.
A small version of Wheatstone’s Single Needle Telegraph

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-030.
A French cased demonstration set of a Wheatstone Telegraph and Transmitter, in a decorated case, and probably for educational rather than practical use.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-031.
A mahogany-cased hand-cranked electrical generating device of unknown function.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1.032.
A series of ten modern postcards, produced for British Telecom by "Telecom Technology Showcase".

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-033.
A Kessinger Legacy Reprints edition of The Rev. Thomas Fothergill Cooke’sAuthorship of the Electric Telegraph of Great Britain or, The Brunel Award Vindicated; edited in assertion of His Brother’s Rights by The Rev. Thomas Fothergill Cooke M.A.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.1-034.
A superb 1st Edition of M L'Abbé Moigno's “Traité de Télégraphie Électrique”, published by A Franck, Paris 1849.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.2-001.
An early brass optical device, of possible stereoscopic function, with radial dials, and double-ended telescopic section with glass lenses and eyepieces.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.2-002.
A modern reproduction of a late 19th Century French Stereoscope set, entitled “Le VéraScope”.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.4-001.
An original slip-cased Harmonic Diagram

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.4-002.
A reprint of the original article "An explanation of the Harmonic Diagram, invented by C Wheatstone, London. Published by C Wheatstone, 436 Strand."

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.4-003.
A modern reproduction of the Harmonic Diagram

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.4-004.
An original slip-cased Wheatstone Harmonic Diagram of 1824, in fine condition, and with the inked labels of "State University of Iowa Libraries, MTI-5. W56"

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.4-005.
An unusual Argentinian copy of the original Wheatstone Harmonic Diagram, called the "Transportador Tonal", made in 1942, and "invented" by Luis Mangiavillano.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.6-001.
A mounted set of stamps from Republique du Niger

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.6-002.
A period black and white photographic postcard of the LMS Loco "Wheatstone"

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.6-003.
A modern BR Telecommunications "RailCall" phone card

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.6-004.
An original Carte-de-Visite bearing a full-sized image of Wheatstone and Co's illuminated Award documents from the 1885 International Inventions Exhibition

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.6-005.
A modern colour photograph, taken 11 April 1996, of the Stena Line Bulk Freighter “Stena Concertina”.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.6-006.
A pair of embossed and enamelled name plates for a toy British Railways loco, with the name “Sir Charles Wheatstone” upon each.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-001.
One of three large volumes of “The Harmonist”, a musical Journal published by C Wheatstone (snr), for enthusiasts who met in Clubs to sing Glees, Canons and Catches – a musical fashion of the very early 1800s.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-002.
One of three large volumes of “The Harmonist”, a musical Journal published by C Wheatstone (snr), for enthusiasts who met in Clubs to sing Glees, Canons and Catches – a musical fashion of the very early 1800s.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-003.
One of three large volumes of “The Harmonist”, a musical Journal published by C Wheatstone (snr), for enthusiasts who met in Clubs to sing Glees, Canons and Catches – a musical fashion of the very early 1800s.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-004.
One of two large folio-sized leather-bound volumes of “Duetts for two Violins”, each from c1815, and each volume containing about 20 sets of from 3 to 6 individual pieces, in paginated sets.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-005.
One of two large folio-sized leather-bound volumes of “Duetts for two Violins”, each from c1815, and each volume containing about 20 sets of from 3 to 6 individual pieces, in paginated sets.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-006.
A Kessinger PublishingLegacy Reprint Series” copy of “The Scientific Papers of Sir Charles Wheatstone” originally published by Taylor and Francis, Fleet Street (London), 1879.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-007.
A first edition of “Cooke and Wheatstone and the Invention of the Electric Telegraph” by Geoffrey Hubbard, 1963. Publ: Routledge and Kegan Paul, London EC4.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-008.
A first edition of “Early Electrical Communication” by E A Marland, 1964. Publ by Abelard-Schuman Ltd, London – New York – Toronto. A good, well-illustrated summary of all developments from galvanic telegraphs to the Telephone.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-009.
A first edition of “Electricians and their Marvels”, by Walter Jerrold, publ: S W Partridge & Co, London, c 1890 – 1900.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-010.
A third edition of “On Sound, by John Tyndall”(professor of Natural Philosophy in the Royal Institution), publ: Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1875.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-011.
A first edition of “The Electric Telegraph – a social and economic history, by Jeffrey Kieve, 1973, David and Charles, Newton abbot, 1973”.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-012.
A first edition, (signed by the author Prof Allan W Atlas, and dedicated to Neil Wayne), of “The Wheatstone Concertina in Victorian England, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1996”.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.7-013.
A first edition of "Gloucestershire Biographical Notes" by Joseph Stratford, published at the Gloucester Journal, April 1887.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.8-001.
This unusual transverse Flute Embouchure was made by William Wheatstone (Charles Wheatstone’s father) at his music shop at 128 Pall Mall (where young Charles was apprenticed for a time).

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.8-002.
A clip on silver-plated Flute Embouchure upon a boxwood and ivory flute by Potter, London, c 1820. It was made by William Wheatstone (Charles Wheatstone’s father) at his music shop at 128 Pall Mall (where young Charles was apprenticed for a time).

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.8-003.
A large and complete William Wheatstone boxwood and Ivory flute

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.9-001.
An original “Tutor Leaflet” for the “Wheatstone Wren Mouth Organ”, one of the first instruments permitted to be made by Wheatstone’s as the restrictions on non-war-related manufactures began to be relaxed after the war.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.9-002.
Four “Wheatstone Wren” Mouth Organs, one of the first instruments permitted to be made by Wheatstone’s as the restrictions on non-war-related manufactures began to be relaxed after the war.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.9-003.
Two “Wheatstone Wren” Mouth Organs, one of the first instruments permitted to be made by Wheatstone’s as the restrictions on non-war-related manufactures began to be relaxed after the war.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.9-004.
A “Wheatstone Wren” Vamper Harmonica, one of the first instruments permitted to be made by Wheatstone’s as the restrictions on non-war-related manufactures began to be relaxed after the war.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.9-005.
Three “Wheatstone Wren” Tremolo Mouth Organs, one of the first instruments permitted to be made by Wheatstone’s as the restrictions on non-war-related manufactures began to be relaxed after the war.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.9-006.
Two “Wheatstone” Buddy 8-Note Mouth Organs, one of the first instruments permitted to be made by Wheatstone’s as the restrictions on non-war-related manufactures began to be relaxed after the war.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.9-007.
Three uncased “Wheatstone” Buddy 8-Note Mouth Organs, one of the first instruments permitted to be made by Wheatstone’s as the restrictions on non-war-related manufactures began to be relaxed after the war.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.10-001.
Charles Wheatstone's Patent no 5803.

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.10-002.
Charles Wheatstone's Patent no 10,041. A further photocopy of Wheatstone Patent No 10,041 dated August 1844, No 5803,

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.10-003.
Charles Wheatstone's Patent no 10,041. A further photocopy

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.10-004.
William Wheatstone's Patent No 2289, dated March 1862. A photocopy of William Wheatstone's Patent No 2289, dated March 1862

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.10-005.
A Text of details of the Symphonium and earliest concertinas

The Concertina Museum Ref:1.2.11-001.
A remarkable bellows-powered reed-testing device, from Charles Wheatstone’s own collection at King’s College, London.

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