Item Type: Concertina
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. There is an off-centre octagonal space on the outer pan face, (secured with eight hexagonal triangular corner mounts,) which limits the area for reed chambers to the periphery. The chamber each have a woodn/chamois capped cross piece, and the reeds have aluminium 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 Further Labels: A previous owner has moved several of the reed-pairs to different chambers, and has left full details of the changes in pencil on the underside of the action and on the inner face of the reed-pans.
Reed Pans Stamps: "Wheatstone " stamped on inner face
Reed Pans Serial Numbers: "35226" stamped on inner face
Reed Pans Gasketry: pale brown 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: 160 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: Aluminium
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 small flat steel securing screws.
Stamps on Reed Frames: Note names stamped on reed-frames
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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.