Item Type: Concertina
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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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.