Item Type: Concertina
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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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.