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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: Conventional radial pans with the central hole offset towards the smaller chambers in a now standard layout. Pan inset flush to bellows-frame, and with narrow dividers clad in conventional yellow chamois. The pans are flush to the bellows-frame and reed-pans.

Reed Pans Main Labels: Circular pan label with the wording "Wheatstone & Co, Patentees, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London" and "Small Notes Right Hand Side, 48 Keys." Reed frame sizes now added in Arabic Numerals.

Reed Pans Stamps: L & R twice

Reed Pans Serial Numbers: 5922 Once

Reed Pans Gasketry: Pale yellow chamois

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: RH: 4 Wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each chamois-capped, on top chambers.

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: LH: 4 wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each chamois-capped, on top chambers.

Reeds Summary: 96 wedge profiled round-ended brass reed frames, 24 on each side of each reed pan. Round-end frames, with Brass, with original brass tongues, each secured by two flat-topped steel screws. Note names stamped on each reed-frame.

Reed Frame Material: Brass

Reed Tongue Material: Original Brass tongues.

Reed Frame Shape: Tapered round-ended brass reed frames

Reed Tongue Profile: parallel

Reed Securing Screws: Two 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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