412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Prototype concertina with later modifications. Serial number 114505. No label. Flat painted rosewood ends, right-hand modified, fully fretted, bevelled. 69 keys: left-hand 29 + 2 air, right-hand 37 + 1 air (11 absent). Of the left-hand air valves, one acts on hinged flat, the other on a pad. Later leather straps with brass keys. Sixteen-fold bellows, 5 + 5 with a wide central panel, possibly for a baffle. Double reeded system with two organ flute pipes of different lengths, made of lead, the shorter one a cork stopper, on right-hand action, with modifications. These sound only when blown. One of the pipes is still in place to receive air from the bellows but the other is disconnected. Round-end steel reeds, left-hand pan is in two parts, supported by a brass brace.

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