The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-063.

Previous Section Summary Help Next

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: The post-1848 machine-cut fretwork is now the standard format. The frets are machine-cut, flat to edges with embouchures for maker's label and for a serial number (both present). Now with a single-depth end and bellows-frame, with the single depth mahogany fret-frames nestling over the inset action board.

End Shape: Hexagonal

End Sides: Six

End Diameter: 147mm

End-Profile: Flat.

End Material: Single-ply pale and grained flat mahogany ends, with side panels covering down to the action board level.

End Bolts: Replacement modern medium topped long cheese-head brass bolts, securing the fretwork end to the action frame and bellows.

Fret Pattern: Post-1848 machine-cut fretwork introduced by Louis Lachenal

Label Embouchure Pattern: Oval to RH, scalloped oval shape to LH

Strap Screw-insert type: No Strap-screw inserts fitted on this budget model.

Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests, modern replacement leather cladding. 3 securing screws.

Fret Condition: Fine.

Damage Summary: Restoration.

Previous Section Summary Help Next

Please email comments or reports of errors to

The Concertina Museum Collection

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

This page created Tuesday 14 February 2012.