Item Type: A 22-plus-2-Key Flutina or Accordéon Diatonique
Full Description: An 22-plus-2-Key "Flutina" or "Accordéon Diatonique".
A later model in two-row form (the rows on either side of the hand-bar), with a
pair of pivoted levers atop the hand-bar, with perforated brass end-covers,
operating a pair of rise-and-fall pearl pallets on curliqued brass levers,
leading to drone chordal reed-plates. The pearl pallets are of square-ended
format, secured by blued-steel screws. The large brass left-hand air valve
lever and pallet is within a raised scalloped wooden rim, together with a
smaller brass pallet operated by a jointed brass lever, and operating a brass
drone reed within the LH end.
The instrument measures 127 x 349mm, has 5-fold bellows with purple and
gilt-floral patterned papers, and the bellows frames are of scalloped
The instrument was acquired from the “Ruth Askew
), and was numbered 13, and part of a small collection of concertina-related
items, bandoneons and Flutinas acquired from her family after her death in
September 2009. The inner parts are marked in copperplate ink scripts
‘William Howlett, Bourne’, together with the inked internal
serial number 4. The instrument retails its rough softwood case.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: C15.3.2-007