The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-084.

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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

Action Board

Action Board Summary: The instrument's Action is made up of a brass sheet with a folded-down T-shaped top section that holds down the brass-sheet levers. The brass-strip section of the longer, lower-note levers is broader over much of their length. Pallets are now circular pale cardboard, with those to bass reeds of a larger diameter, and the large air-valve pallet 32mm diameter.

Action Board Pivot: A brass sheet with a folded-down T-shaped top section

Action Board Levers: Brass-strip levers.

Action Board Springs: Brass

Action Board Pallets: The pallets are circular pale cardboard, with those to most lower reeds of a larger diameter.

Action Board Securing-screw pattern: Another appearance in the Collection's large Duets of an array of seven tall cylindrical wooden fret-support columns glued around the action boards - but NOT screwed though the end-frets: (two of them amongst the higher keys), but with two of these wooden cylindrical supports receiving the two long wood-screws from the wooden hand-strap, bar; no externally-visible screws or supports are now used in the fret area.

Action Board Sub-fret-board Supports: No sub-fret boards: the array of supports touch directly upon the inner face of the frets.

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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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