English system concertina. Serial number 19011 (bellows, reed and action pans 23). Oval paper label: 'C Wheatstone & Co. Inventors, Patentees, Manufacturers, 15 West St, Charing Cross Rd, London WC.' Endsbuilt to standard width: 6.25 inches across parallel sides. Fretwork with white leather backing. 48 nickel buttons, bushed. Green leather straps with nickel screws. Four-fold green leather bellows with gold floral papers. Round-end steel reed with small rivets. Hexagonal rosewood case (new metal base).
The following information is recorded regarding the purchase of this instrument in the ledgers of the Wheatstone & Co. concertina factory (http://www.horniman.info): Jan 1874: Rosewood Steel Polished (C1054, p.169)