The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-002.

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Item Type: Concertina

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Fingering System

Fingering System: English

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Key/Buttons Summary: 24 ivory keys, in 'Symphonium' layout, the accidentals with black cores and the natural notes stamped with note-names.The black-cored accidental note keys are stamped with # or ? symbols, in common with some of the open pallet models. Its white-keys are also stamped on their flat tops with their note names; this practice was adopted to help guide and direct the amateur musicians (who were beginning to take up the fashionable new instrument in ever greater numbers) to locate and play the correct notes. Throughout the nineteenth century, note names appear on the white keys upon the vast majority of Wheatstone concertinas with ivory keys, with the substitution of red-stained keys for the 'C' keys on instruments from about No. 230 onwards.

Keys/Buttons Material: Ivory

Keys/Buttons Labelling: Natural notes have note-names stamped on their flat end, accidentals have # or ? symbls stamped on the black-cored centres.

Keys/Buttons Base Mounting: The keys are complete cylinders of ivory, with their bottom ends entering completely into wide holes in the action plinth.

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The Concertina Museum Collection

Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams

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