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412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Single action 'clarionet' concertina. English system. Serial number 21551, internal batch number 52. Oval paper label: 'By Her Majesty's Letters Patent, C. Wheatstone, Inventor, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London.' 7.38" AF [across front?] x 9.88" long, stretched hexagon shape, flat thick ebony, some cracks, simple frets, bevelled edge. 52 keys: 26 each side. Domed nickel, bushed. Broad black leather straps with nickel screws. Seven-fold black leather bellows, four valve holes on each of the lower folds. Fish-tail shaped steel reeds riveted onto larger rectangular reed chambers or direct onto under action.

English-system concertina, single-action 'clarionet' model. Thick, flat ebony ends, in elongated hexagonal shape, 7.38x9.88in/187x251mm, with bevelled edges and simple frets. 52 domed nickel buttons: 26 each side, bushed. Fish-tail shaped steel reeds riveted onto rectangular reed chambers or direct onto under action. Seven-fold black leather bellows, four valve holes on each of the lower folds. Broad black leather straps with nickel screws. Oval paper label: ‘By Her Majesty’s Letters Patent/C. Wheatstone/Inventor/20 Conduit St., Regent St./London’. Serial number: 21551, internal batch number: 52.

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