Item Type: Concertina
Summary: A hand-cut pattern of hexagonal flat single-ply, rosewood with embouchures for maker's label and for a serial number (both present). The fretwork-frame and action frame are clad in rosewood veneer
End Shape: Hexagonal
End Sides: Six
End Diameter: 184.5mm
End Material: Solid rosewood
End Bolts: Shallow-height cheese-head brass bolts, securing the fretwork end to the action frame and bellows.
Fret Pattern: Early Chidley pattern - oval label cartouche, scalloped LH number cartouche.
Label Embouchure Pattern: Oval to RH, small scalloped to LH
Strap Screw-insert type: Inset circular brass screw-fittings to side, each secured by a single steel screw
Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests with remains of silver-plating. Three large securing screws. The fret pattern beneath both the finger-rests and the thumb-strap mountings are extended to provide support beneath the full footprint of these parts.
Fret Condition: Fine
Damage Summary: Both straps replaced.
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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.