English accordeaphone. An attempt to emulate the sound of the piano accordion (whose popularity was overwhelming the concertina) yet fingered like an English concertina. Only ten were ever made. No serial number. 8.5" square, plastic veneered plywood ends, fully fretted, including 'accordeaphone' worked into the frets. 41 keys: 20 each side + 1 air, domed amber plastic. Dark blue leather thumb straps, with small nickel screws, long leather wrist straps with large nickel screws and nickel securing straps, plus dog-lead style neck strap. Ten-fold blue leather bellows. Round-end steel reeds in pairs in adjacent chambers. Double musette-tuned reeds, of bandoneon form.
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