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412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

English system concertina. Serial number 940, pans and bellows 995. Oval paper label: 'By His Majesty's Letters Patent, C. Wheatstone, Inventor, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London.' Rosewood ends built to standard width: 6.25 inches across parallel sides. 48 ivory buttons, black accidentals, stamped with note names. Original green leather straps, with nickel screws. Four-fold green leather bellows with gold circle papers. Square-end nickel reeds. Original hexagonal rosewood case.

The following information is recorded regarding the purchase of this instrument in the ledgers of the Wheatstone & Co. concertina factory (http://www.horniman.info): 26 Jul 1845: Leslie Es. (Case) [Probably Leslie's teacher, George Case] (C1046, p.37) 30 Jul 1845: Tho[ma]s Bourke Esq. Ex[changed] (C1046, p.37) 22 Dec 1846: Lady Clinton ex[changed] for 984 [and in pencil:] T Bourke (C104a, p.48)

English system concertina. Rosewood ends, 6.25in/159mm across parallel sides. 48 ivory buttons, black accidentals, stamped with note names. Square-end nickel reeds. Four-fold green leather bellows with gold circle papers. Original green leather straps, with nickel screws. Oval paper label: By His Majesty’s Letters Patent/C. Wheatstone/Inventor/20 Conduit St., Regent St./London; Serial number 940, pans and bellows serial number 995. With original hexagonal rosewood case.

The following information is recorded regarding the purchase of this instrument in the ledgers of the Wheatstone & Co. concertina factory (http://www.horniman.info): 26 Jul 1845: Leslie Es. (Case) [Probably Leslie's teacher, George Case] (C1046, p.37) 30 Jul 1845: Tho[ma]s Bourke Esq. Ex[changed] (C1046, p.37) 22 Dec 1846: Lady Clinton ex[changed] for 984 [and in pencil:] T Bourke (C104a, p.48)

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