The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-030.

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Item Type: Concertina

Summary Labels and Serial Numbers End Frets Fingering System Straps and Holding Devices Fret Baffle Action Board Reeds and Reed Pans Bellows Case and Other

End Frets

Summary: Later style, less intricate (but still hand-cut) pattern of hexagonal flat two-ply, Amboyna-on-hardwood fretwork, with embouchures for maker's label and for a serial number (both present). The divided end arrangements of Fretwork-frame and action frame are of Amboyna veneer

End Shape: Hexagonal

End Sides: Six

End Diameter: 156mm

End-Profile: Flat

End Material: Amboyna Veneer on hardwood backing

End Bolts: Shallow-height cheese-head brass bolts, (one tall replacement) securing the fretwork end to the action frame and bellows.

Fret Pattern: Early Charles Wheatstone 1840s pattern

Label Embouchure Pattern: Oval to RH, shield-shaped to LH

Strap Screw-insert type: Inset circular brass screw-fittings to side, each secured by a single steel screw

Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests, Later dark green leather cladding by Dave Leese. Three securing screws. The fret pattern beneath both the finger-rests and the thumb-strap mountings are extended to provide support beneath the full footprint of these parts.

Fret Condition: Fine

Damage Summary: Over-restored with new straps and re-tuning.

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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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