Item Type: Concertina
Full Description: 48-Key Rosewood-ended Baritone 48-Key English, by George Case: The left and right ends have been reversed, the one-gilt bellows are shabby and with new dark papers overlaying the previous ones. The end-bolt holes are much eroded, with several insterts or replacement wood at areas of previous damage. The instrument has been severely modified, repaired and retuned, and is covered within with many repairers' marks and reed-shift notes. The scalloped label has the Boosey & Co label wording: Domed metal keys, later crude leather thumb-straps, no case.
Concertina Summary: 48-Key Rosewood-ended Baritone 48-Key English, by George Case: No serial number visible on any level, since the instrument has been severely modified, repaired and retuned, and is covered within with many repairers' marks and reed-shift notes. The scalloped label has the Boosey & Co label wording: Domed metal keys, later crude leather thumb-straps, no 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
Region of Manufacture: London, from the period when Case-branded instruments were marketed by Boosey & Sons (and later by Boosey & Co, Boosey & Co ).
Main Maker's Label Wording: "Patent concertina by George Case, Boosey & Co, Holles Street, London"
Principal Serial Number: None present
System Type: 48-Key Baritone English system, extensively modified within.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-206.
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.