412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

English system concertina. Serial number 1161, bellows and reed pans 1181. Oval paper label: 'By His Majesty's Letters Patent, C. Wheatstone, Inventor, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London.' Rosewood ends built to standard width: 6.25 inches between parallel sides. Fretwork with pine backing. 48 ivory buttons, black accidentals, stamped with note names, bushed. Green leather straps with nickel screws (one absent). Four-fold green leather bellows with gold star papers. Square-end nickel reeds with circular paper reed pan label. Leather-covered wooden hexagonal case, contained in hexagonal metal outer case.

The following information is recorded regarding the purchase of this instrument in the ledgers of the Wheatstone & Co. concertina factory (http://www.horniman.info): 18 Aug 1846: Mrs Hart for Mrs Saw (sn 1160) 1161 pans 1201 (C1046, p.49) 18 Aug 1846: 1201 1161 pans Mrs Hart (C104a, p.62) 12 Sep 1846: Captain Charles Stanley (C1046, p.50; C104a, p.60). Purchase information from production ledgers for 1181: 18 Aug 1846: Mrs Hart for Mrs Saw (sn 1160) 1161 pans 1201 (C1046, p.49) 18 Aug 1848: 1160 pans Mrs Hart (C104a, p.61)

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