The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-117.

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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: Very simple radial pans with large central hole, inset flush to bellows-frame, and with narrow dividers clad in conventional orange chamois. Note-names are stamped in the outer chambers, and the lower, bass-reed chambers have individual wooden baffles inserted to reduce air-flow to the louder bass reeds. The pans are flush to the bellows-frame and reed-pans.

Reed Pans Stamps: L & R Twice

Reed Pans Serial Numbers: 349 Twice

Reed Pans Gasketry: Pale yellow chamois.

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: None.

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: None.

Reeds Summary: 45 pairs of wedge profiled, sharply-narrowing to the ends, square-ended reeds, brass frames and nickel tongues each secured by two brass screws.

Reed Frame Material: Very tapered brass reed frames.

Reed Tongue Material: Nickel

Reed Frame Shape: Very tapered, and square-ended.

Reed Tongue Profile: Parallel

Reed Securing Screws: Two brass securing screws.

Stamps on Reed Frames: Note names on frames, and stamped on pans in the outer chambers, adjacent to outer reeds

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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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