412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Lintophone system (made to special order of Charles Linton Gay, 1920s music hall performer, with a unique fingering system). Serial number 4108. Etched in scroll directly on end: 'Lachenal & Co. Makers, London WC.' 7.5" AF [across front?] x 9" long - slightly stretched hexagon shape. Very slightly raised chromed metal ends, full fancy frets inset to bevelled ebony ends. 48 keys: 24 each side, domed nickel, in six vertical rows of four each side, each 'row has four notes each an octave apart. Original clipped straps, stamped: 'Lachenal & Co, London', nickel screws. Eight-fold black leather bellows. Round-end steel reeds.

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