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412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Anglo-German system. Serial number 25775. Oval paper label: 'G Jones, patent concertina manufacturer, 350 Commercial Road East.' 27 keys: 13 each side + 1 air, bone, bushed. 6.06" diameter flat fancy rosewood ends, bevelled, red leather backing. Later leather straps, left-hand hand bar stamped: 'Screwed Notes, Defiance, GJ, London Make.' Six-fold black leather bellows with gold star papers. Round-end steel feeds, 4 reeds missing.

Anglo-German system concertina. Flat rosewood ends, 6.06in/154mm across parallel sides, fully fretted with red leather backing. 27 buttons: 13 each side + 1 air, bone, bushed. Round-end steel reeds. Six-fold black leather bellows with gold star papers. Later leather straps, left hand bar stamped: Screwed Notes, Defiance, GJ, London Make; Oval paper label: G Jones, patent concertina manufacturer, 350 Commercial Road East; Serial number 25775.

George Jones' customised Anglo-German instruments were manufactured for the Salvation Army, at the request of General Booth in 1879.

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