The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-114.

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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: Shallow radial pans with the central hole offset towards the smaller chambers now in a shallow and symmetrical layout. Pan inset flush to bellows-frame, and with narrow dividers clad in clater=period pure white chamois. The pans are flush to the bellows-frame and reed-pans.

Reed Pans Main Labels: No Main label. There are ink-stamped note names in each outer chamber.

Reed Pans Stamps: L & R

Reed Pans Serial Numbers: None

Reed Pans Gasketry: Pure white chamois leather.

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: RH: 18 Wooden cross-pieces, each chamois-capped, on all chambers.

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: RH: 18 Wooden cross-pieces, each chamois-capped, on all chambers.

Reeds Summary: 72 wedge profiled, long-scale round-ended aluminium reed frames, 18 on each side of each reed pan. Blued steel reed-tongues, with pairs of small steel tongue securing screws, and all reeds secured to pan faces by small brass screws at each end - no chamfered slots..

Reed Frame Material: Aluminium Frames.

Reed Tongue Material: Blued steel reed-tongues.

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

Reed Tongue Profile: Parallel.

Reed Securing Screws: Two brass securing screws.

Stamps on Reed Frames: Note names stamped in ink within chambers, not 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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