The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-210.

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Item Type: Concertina

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Full Description: 48-Key Rosewood-ended English, by George Case: No serial number visible on any level. The scalloped label has the Boosey & Co label wording: ivory keys, later green leather thumb-straps, original case.

Concertina Summary: 48-Key Rosewood-ended English, by George Case, late model, with no Serial Number, with the Boosey & Sons label wording: Ivory keys, original green leather thumb-straps, original mahogany case.

Owner or Collection: Concertina Museum, Belper

Maker: George Case at Boosey & Co

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:

Region of Manufacture: London, from the period when Case-branded instruments were marketed by Boosey & Sons (and also by Boosey & Co, Boosey & Ching ).

Main Maker's Label Wording: "Patent concertina by George Case, Boosey & Co, Regent Street, London"

Principal Serial Number: None present

System Type: 48-Key English system.

Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-210.

Maker Details

Boosey & Co. were active from about 1856 after taking over the business of George Case

Boosey & Co.instruments are labelled as George Case of Boosey and ... where the name has variations including Boosey and Sons (by 1864), Boosey and Chin(g) and Boosey and Co. The earlier company address is Holles Street,London, and they moved to Regent St about 1874.

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

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