MacCann duet system. Serial number 1617. Oval nickel disc, inset into ebony ends: 'Lachenal & Co, Patent Concertina Manufacturers, London.' Left-hand has inset engraved nickel lozenge '1617'. 8.81" diameter raised ebony ends with 'new model' pattern fretwork, right-hand damaged, bevelled, extra fretwork has been cut out of the sides of the end frames to increase volume. 73 keys: 34 left-hand, 38 right-hand+ 1 air. Silver capped nickel, with central two rows slightly staggered to aid fingering. Later leather straps secured on hand bars with nickel screws and ebony pallets. Seven-fold black leather bellows. Round-end steel with some aluminium bedded brass reeds, action signed 'Henry Walker', pans stamped in blue: 'JW Hunter, Concertina Soloist.'
Once the property of Henry Walker, the noted player of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.