Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: A later period 48-Key two-ply ebony-veneer-ended, nickel-inlaid concertina by George Case, from the period when Case's instruments were marketed by Boosey & Sons (and later by Boosey & Ching, and finally by Boosey & Co. Most from this period have an additional number stamped into the veneer of the LH action frame's lower bout. This is one of the much later designs, with fancy metal end-inlays, gilt-embossed bellows, finger-rests and thumb-straps, and with double-sided reed-pans with hexagonal inner pan baffles applied to them. Silver-capped nickel keys, bushed. Green leather gilt-embossed bellows, with late pattern "green scrolling" papers, NO silk-reinforced bottom bout, original ebony-veneer case with lock and key.
Concertina Summary: 48-Key nickel-inlaid, ebony-veneer-ended George Case "English" concertina no 3173 , 48 solid-silver capped nickel keys, bushed, round-ended reeds. double-reed pan with complex sub-pan baffle, with the "Boosey & Ching" version of the George Case scalloped label. Gilt-embossed green leather bellows and the, original ebony-veneer case
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper
Maker: George Case
Maker Links: GGeorge 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
Region of Manufacture: London
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Patent concertina by George Case, Boosey and Ching, Holles St., London".
Principal Serial Number: 3173 on inner faces of action frame, but NOT on LH chamois baffle.
System Type: Standard 48-Key Treble English system
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-190.
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.