English system. Serial number 1293. Oval paper label: 'Simpson, 266 Regent St, London. Improved Concertina.' Oval paper label inset on left-hand bearing number '1293.' 6.38" diameter flat rosewood ends, simple frets, dirty white leather backing. 48 keys: 24 each side. Ivory with black accidentals, stamped. Left-hand strap absent, right-hand fragment of black leather remains, two nickel screws. Four-fold black leather bellows with gold star papers. Round-end brass reeds.
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