The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-036.

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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

Reeds and Reed Pans

Reed Pans Summary: Conventional radial pans with the central hole offset towards the smaller chambers (This design henceforth becoming standard in Lachenal-engineered Wheatstones). Pan inset flush to bellows-frame, and with narrow dividers clad in conventional yellow chamois. The pans are flush to the bellows-frame and reed-pans.

Reed Pans Main Labels: Circular pan label with the wording "Wheatstone & Co, Patentees, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London" and "Small Notes Right Hand Side, 48 Keys." Reed frame sizes now added in Arabic Numerals

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: RH: 4 Cork cross-pieces, chamois-capped, on top chambers

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: LH: 4 Cork cross-pieces, chamois-capped, on top chambers

Reeds Summary: 96 wedge profiled round-ended brass reed frames, 24 on each side of each reed pan. Round-end frames, with possibly later steel tongues each secured by two domed brass screws. Note names stamped on each reed-frame.

Reed Frame Material: Brass

Reed Tongue Material: Steel tongues, probably fitted during renovation at West Street.

Reed Frame Shape: Tapered round-ended brass reed frames

Reed Tongue Profile: parallel

Reed Securing Screws: Two domed brass securing screws.

Stamps on Reed Frames: Note names stamped on reed-frames

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The Concertina Museum Collection

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

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