412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

English system tenor-treble concertina. Serial number 28848. Inset scalloped plated plaque: 'C. Wheatstone & Co. Inventors, Patentees & Manufacturers, Concertinas and Aeolas, London.' 7 inches raised nickel plated metal ends, frets inset to bevelled ebony edge. 57 keys: 28 each side, with left-hand air release. Domed nickel, only one key remaining. Crude leather straps, no screws. Six-fold black leather bellows. Round-end steel reeds.

The following information is recorded regarding the production of this instrument in the ledgers of the Wheatstone & Co. concertina factory (http://www.horniman.info): 'July 1st(?) 1921' concertina production ledgers SD01, p.154. The concertina is classified according to the system of Hornbostel and Sachs as a 'set of free reeds, with flexible air reservoir and keyboard'.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk