The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-015.

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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

Reeds and Reed Pans

Reed Pans Summary: Single action radial pans, with large white valve-flaps. No air button, but a central irregular hole in the action board, amidst the keys, leading to a central hole in the reed-pan; this hole has a large leather valve-flap on the inner face of each pan, supported by an ebony strut across each pan-hole.

Reed Pans Main Labels: None

Reed Pans Stamps: L & R (twice).

Reed Pans Serial Numbers: 612 (Twice)

Reed Pans Gasketry: Brown chamois

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: None

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: Two cork, at top

Reeds Summary: 44 wedge profiled round-ended brass reed frames, 22 on each single-sided reed pan within this single-action instrument. Square-end frames, with nickel tongues (one brass replacement) each secured by two brass screws. Note names stamped on each reed-frame.

Reed Frame Material: Brass reed frames

Reed Tongue Material: Nickel

Reed Frame Shape: Tapered square-ended brass reed frames

Reed Tongue Profile: parallel

Reed Securing Screws: Two brass securing screws.

Stamps on Reed Frames: Note names stamped on reed-frames.

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The Concertina Museum Collection

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

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