Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 62-Key, amboyna-ended George Case concertina, No 35. (with an only known
appearance of the "51 Great Coram Street" label wording). The 1848
London Post Office directory lists "George Case, professor
of Music, at 51 Gt Coram St, Brnswck.[sic] Sq".
Concertina Summary: 62-Key, rosewood-ended George Case Baritone concertina, No 35. (with an only known appearance of the '51 Great Coram Street" label wording) ivory keys, square ended reeds, 5-Fold green leather bellows with hexagon tracery papers but no silk bottom-bout.
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper
Maker: George Case
Maker Links: George Case:Good source of information at Chris Flint's web-site: www.scatesconcertinas.com/casenotes.html An 1860 price list is at: www.concertina.com/pricelists/case/Case-MDRA-1860.pdf and Case's address data is at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Case. Booseys' address data at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Boosey Keith, Prowse information at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#KeithProwse Information on Sedgwick at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Sedgwick
Region of Manufacture: London
Main Maker's Label Wording: "George Case, Professor and Manufacturer of the Concertina, 51 Great Coram Street, Russell Square, London"
System Type: 62-Key Treble English system
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-177.
George Tinckler Case was active at 32 New Bond Street, London, from about 1850 to 1856.
'Professor' Case seems to have been much more of a musician and tutor, although he originally worked for Wheatstone. He produced many tutors and arrangements. He first appears in listings in 1850 at New Bond St as a Seraphine Maker, but from 1851 this is changed to Concertina Manufacturer. He took over from Joseph Scates and around 1856 sold out to Boosey & Co.
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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.