Item Type: Concertina
Case and Other
Main Case: Original square case, of velvet-lined plywood clad in stitched brown leather, with inner mounting cradle. Leather front strap, and a pair of simple clasp locks and drop-down clasps on lid edge, with original key. The case contains the original West Street receipt, dated July 8th 1939, showing that the instrument (ref: 127 as in the ledger entry) was paid for in instalments, finishing on 19th August 1940.
Main Case Shape: Square case, of velvet-lined plywood clad in stitched brown leather.
Main Case Measurement: 288 x 250 x 288mm tall
Main Case Material: Square lined plywood, clad in leather.
Main Case Inner Label: A gilt lettered oval red paper label from " C. Wheatstone & Co, Inventors, patentees & Manufacturers, Concertinas and Ĉolas, 15, West Street, Charing Cross Road, London W.C.2".
Main Case Lock: A pair of simple clasp locks and drop-down clasps on lid edge, with original key
Main Case Hinges: Inner leather hinges to lid.
Main Case Straps: Original Thick leather top strap with plated metal fixings
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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.