The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-060.

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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: The post-1848 machine-cut fretwork (this with bevelled edges) is now the standard format.

End Shape: Hexagonal

End Sides: Six

End Diameter: 156.5mm

End-Profile: Highly polished, with chamfered edges.

End Material: Single-ply very grained rosewood ends, in the post-1848 machine-cut fretwork introduced by Louis Lachenal during his time as Manager at Wheatstone's Conduit St premises.

End Bolts: Medium cheese-head brass bolts

Fret Pattern: Post-1848 machine-cut standard fretwork pattern, chamfered edges.

Label Embouchure Pattern: Oval to RH, scalloped shape to LH

Strap Screw-insert type: Inset circular brass disc with one steel securing screw, one at each side.

Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests, with full leather cladding. Three securing screws.

Fret Condition: Fine

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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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