English system concertina. Serial number 2873. No label. 6.25 inches rosewood ends with fretwork, bevelled edge. The pine backing behind the fretwork is absent. 48 ivory buttons, black accidentals, stamped with note names. Later brown leather straps with nickel screws. Four-fold green leather bellows with gold star papers (some panels replaced). Round-end brass reeds with circular paper reed pan label. 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): 15 Feb 1851: Mr MP Aylward 15.15.0 [for two instruments] (C1047, p.6).