Item Type: Concertina
Summary: Later style, less intricate (but still hand-cut) pattern of hexagonal flat two-ply, Amboyna-on-hardwood fretwork, with embouchures for maker's label and for a serial number (both present). The divided end arrangements of Fretwork-frame and action frame are of Amboyna veneer
End Shape: Hexagonal
End Sides: Six
End Diameter: 156mm
End Material: Amboyna Veneer on hardwood backing
End Bolts: Shallow-height cheese-head brass bolts, (one tall replacement) securing the fretwork end to the action frame and bellows.
Fret Pattern: Early Charles Wheatstone 1840s pattern
Label Embouchure Pattern: Oval to RH, shield-shaped to LH
Strap Screw-insert type: Inset circular brass screw-fittings to side, each secured by a single steel screw
Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests, Later dark green leather cladding by Dave Leese. Three securing screws. The fret pattern beneath both the finger-rests and the thumb-strap mountings are extended to provide support beneath the full footprint of these parts.
Fret Condition: Fine
Damage Summary: Over-restored with new straps and re-tuning.
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Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
This page created Tuesday 14 February 2012.