Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: A later period 48-Key two-ply amboyna-ended, nickel-inlaid concertina by George Case, from the period when Case's instruments were marketed by Boosey & Sons (and later by Boosey & Co, Boosey & Ching). Silver-capped nickel keys, double-reed pan with sub-pan baffle, green leather gilt-embossed 5-fold bellows
Concertina Summary: 48-Key nickel-inlaid, amboyna-ended George Case concertina, with the Boosey & Sons label wording: Serial No 2321, silver-capped keys, double-reed pan with complex sub-pan baffle, green leather bellows.
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
Region of Manufacture: London
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Patent concertina by George Case, Boosey and Sons, Holles Street, London".
Principal Serial Number: 2321 on all internal parts, but 3418 inked in LH cartouche
System Type: Standard 48-Key Treble English system
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-203.
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.