412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Earliest known aeola. English system. Serial number 22669. Oval paper label: 'By Her Majesty's Letters Patent, C. Wheatstone, Inventor, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London.' Left-hand bears number on white leather oval. 7.31" diameter AF [across front?] x 8.81 long: slight 'stretched hexagon' shape. Flat, dark rosewood ends, with rare 'Dot and Tail' frets and 'Aeola' in flowing script embossed into each end. Bevelled, unusual curved finger rests. 68 keys: 34 each side. Domed plated metal, bushed. Black leather straps with chromed screws. Six-fold black leather bellows, 3 valve holes on each lower fold, for single action function. Round-end steel reeds.

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