The Concertina Museum Collection Ref:C-305.



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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

Reeds and Reed Pans

Reed Pans Summary: Twelve-sided radial, with large radial and recessed central hole, bearing serial number. The "Registered Design Number" is stamped in ink on the inner face of each reed-pan: It reads "Rd. 128662".

Reed Pans Main Labels: None

Reed Pans Stamps: L & R, plus: The "Registered Design Number" is stamped in ink on the inner face of each reed-pan: It reads "Rd. 128662".

Reed Pans Gasketry: Pale yellow Chamois

Reed Pans Right Hand Cross Pieces: RH: 24 Wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each pale yellow chamois-capped, on lower chambers

Reed Pans Left Hand Cross Pieces: LH:24 Wooden cross-pieces, (superceding the previous use of cork cross-pieces), each pale yellow chamois-capped, on lower chambers

Reeds Summary: Round end brass, with steel tongues and steel screws, stamped with note names. The leather valve flaps to many of the bass reeds have an added thin blued-steel strip secured to the outer face of the flap by a small leather disc, to prevent valve-flaps curling up and enhance the seal they make to the pan-chamber.

Reed Frame Material: Brass

Reed Tongue Material: Steel

Reed Frame Shape: Round-ended

Reed Tongue Profile: Parallel

Reed Securing Screws: The Steel tongues are each secured by a pair of very smallsteel cheese-head screws.

Stamps on Reed Frames: Note-Names.





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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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