The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-005.

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Item Type: Concertina

Summary Labels and Serial Numbers End Frets Fingering System Straps and Holding Devices Fret Baffle Action Board Reeds and Reed Pans Bellows Case and Other

End Frets

Summary: Very early pattern of hexagonal flat single layered rosewood. Deep sided, with the sides lapping over the raised action "nest Frame". The ends have mounting slats around their underside, which assits the ends to nest into the action frame.

End Shape: Hexagonal

End Sides: Six

End Diameter: 142mm

End-Profile: Flat

End Material: Single-ply rosewood, warped to LH end, slight damage to RH end, rosewood-veneered sides.

End Bolts: Very flat cheese-head brass bolts.

End Stamps / Labels: Oval silver plaque, "His Maj" engraving, screwed to the end with two small blued steel screws.

Label Embouchure Pattern: None

Strap Screw-insert type: Inset rectangular brass screw-fittings to side, each secured by two steel screws.

Finger-rest: Original plain straight L-shaped brass strip

Fret Condition: LH warped, RH some damage

Damage Summary: Fair: Straps absent, some fret damage and warping.

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The Concertina Museum Collection

Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams

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