Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 48-Key, rosewood-ended George Case "English" concertina, No 687 (ends and action), with nos 782 and 879 (pans) on pans, and 774 on the bellows-frame. Many Geo Case and Geo Case/Boosey's Instruments now have a range of "close but different" numbers on their various parts. Later edge and frame re-leathering to bellows, new modern end-bolts, some pallet replacements, "D Leese" repairer stamp. A further appearance on the Collection's Geo Case instruments of the use of white chamois leather sub-fret baffles, bearing the RH label. Henceforth, many Geo Case and Geo Case/Boosey's Instruments have a range of "close but different" numbers on their various parts. 48 solid-silver capped bushed nickel keys. Full 'late Joseph Scates' label. Solid rosewood ends, veneered frame-sides, probably original black leather straps. 48 solid-silver capped nickel keys with gilt-washed "C" keys, bushed, round-ended brass-tongued reeds. The large . Green leather bellows, with late pattern "green scrolling" papers, NO silk-reinforced bottom bout, original rosewood case.
Concertina Summary: 48-Key, rosewood-ended George Case concertina, No 687 (ends and action), with nos 782 and 879 (pans) and 774 on other parts. Full 'late Joseph Scates' end-label. 48 solid-silver capped nickel keys, bushed, round-ended reeds. No pan-baffles. Green leather bellows, original rosewood case.
Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper
Maker: George Case
Maker Links: George Case:Good source of information at Chris Flint's web-site: www.scatesconcertinas.com/casenotes.html An 1860 price list is at: www.concertina.com/pricelists/case/Case-MDRA-1860.pdf and Case's address data is at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Case. Booseys' address data at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Boosey Keith, Prowse information at: www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#KeithProwse
Region of Manufacture: London
Main Maker's Label Wording: George Case, Manufacturer and Professor of the Concertina, 32 New Bond Street (late Joseph Scates), London.
Principal Serial Number: 687 on inner faces of action frame, but NOT on LH chamois baffle.
System Type: 48-Key Treble English system
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-189.
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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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.