The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-234.

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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: A simple hand-cut pattern of hexagonal flat single-ply, rosewood with chamfered edges, embouchures for maker's label and for a serial number (both present). The fretwork-frame and action frame are clad in rosewood veneer.

End Shape: Hexagonal

End Sides: Six

End Diameter: 159mm

End-Profile: Flat, with chamfered edges.

End Material: Solid rosewood, chamfered edges.

End Bolts: Shallow-height cheese-head brass bolts, securing the fretwork end to the action frame and bellows.

Fret Pattern: Later Chidley pattern - oval label cartouche, scalloped LH number cartouche.

Label Embouchure Pattern: Oval to RH, small oval to LH

Strap Screw-insert type: Inset circular brass screw-fittings to side, each secured by a single steel screw

Finger-rest: Standard format curved-end brass finger-rests, with no evidence of leather cladding. Three small securing screws.

Fret Condition: Fine

Damage Summary: RH Thumb strap damaged.

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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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