The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-180.

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Item Type: Concertina

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Full Description: 32-Key, mahogany-ended George Case English concertina, No 93, (with an "A Sedgwick" oval dealer's label glued over the original 'late Joseph Scates' label). Solid mahogany frets and side-frames. Ivory keys, square-ended reeds with nickel tongues, green leather "Bookbinders'" bellows, with the standard "gilt crosses and dots" paper pattern, with silk-reinforced bottom bout. Case lacking lid.

Concertina Summary: 32-Key, mahogany-ended George Case concertina, No 93. (with an "A Sedgwick" oval dealer's label glued over the original 'late Joseph Scates' label). Ivory keys, square ended reeds, green leather "Bookbinders'" bellows with silk-reinforced bottom bout.

Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper

Maker: George Case

Maker Links: George Case:Good source of information at Chris Flint's web-site: An 1860 price list is at: and Case's address data is at: Booseys' address data at: Keith, Prowse information at: Information on Sedgwick at:

Region of Manufacture: London

Main Maker's Label Wording: The "A Sedgwick" oval dealer's label, worded " A Sedgwick, Professor and Manufacturer, 22 Rathbone Place, London" label is glued over the original "George Case, Manufacturer and Professor of the Concertina, 32 New Bond Street (late Joseph Scates), London"

System Type: 32-Key Treble English system

Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-180.

Maker Details

George Tinckler Case was active at 32 New Bond Street, London, from about 1850 to 1856.

'Professor' Case seems to have been much more of a musician and tutor, although he originally worked for Wheatstone. He produced many tutors and arrangements. He first appears in listings in 1850 at New Bond St as a Seraphine Maker, but from 1851 this is changed to Concertina Manufacturer. He took over from Joseph Scates and around 1856 sold out to Boosey & Co.

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

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