The Concertina Museum: C15.3.2-012

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Item Type: A 24-plus-2-Key Flutina or Accordéon Diatonique


Full Description: A 24-plus-2-Key "Flutina" or "Accordéon Diatonique".
A later, more developed model in two-row form, with two rows (12 and 12, either side of hand-bar). There is a pair of pivoted levers atop the hand-bar, operating a pair of rise-and-fall pearl pallets on curliqued brass levers, leading to drone chordal reed-plates. There are plain pearl pallets, and the square pearl keys are secured by blued-steel screws.
The scalloped bellows frames, which have chamfered corners, are lavishly inlaid with brass filigree and inset coloured panels.The large brass left-hand air valve lever and pallet is within a raised scalloped wooden rim, together with two smaller brass pallets operated by jointed brass levers and buttons, and operating drone reeds within the LH end.
The instrument measures 137 x 377mm, has 6-fold bellows with geometric patterned papers, and the bellows frames are of scalloped profile. The instrument bears many inked serial numbers 116. Purchased at Bonhams Auctions, ref: 16299.

Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: C15.3.2-012

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