The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-084.

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Item Type: Concertina

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Reeds and Reed Pans

Reed Pans Summary: Shallow radial pans with the central hole offset towards the smaller chambers. The reed-pans are radial right up to the central hole, and have very slim dividers, and every reed chamber has a separate cross-piece. The chambers each have a woodn/chamois capped cross piece, and the reeds have brass long-scale reed-frames, blued steel reeds, the tongues secured with domed steel screws holding down brass cross pieces. Pan inset flush to bellows-frame.

Reed Pans Main Labels: No circular pan label on this instrument.

Reed Pans Stamps: L & R

Reed Pans Serial Numbers: Batch Number "401" stamped on inner face

Reed Pans Gasketry: pale yellow chamois

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: RH: Every reed chamber has a chamois-capped wooden cross-piece.

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: LH: Every reed chamber has a chamois-capped wooden cross-piece

Reeds Summary: 144 wedge profiled, long-scale round-ended aluminium reed frames, 86 on RH reed pan, 74 on LH reed pan. Blued steel reed-tongues, with pairs of small steel securing screws, holding down the tongue via a brass cross-piece.

Reed Frame Material: Brass

Reed Tongue Material: Blued steel reed-tongues.

Reed Frame Shape: Tapered long-scale round-ended brass reed frames.

Reed Tongue Profile: parallel

Reed Securing Screws: Two small domed steel 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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