Empress Melodeon, Germany. No serial number. Bellows embossed: 'Royal Salute.' Metal mountings embossed: 'Empress Accordeon, Trade mark [swan] registered, made in Saxony.' 11" x 6.5" diameter black wood ends, pallet board is blue with gilt decorations. Right-hand has 10 metal tipped wood keys, metal open pallets, 4 wooden reed bank knobs. Left-hand has 2 bass and 1 air button. Right-hand has a leather thumb strap, left-hand has a fabric hand strap. Twelve-fold bellows: 3 thin folds, 1 thick, 4 thin, 1 thick, 3 thin. With metal edges. Brass reeds.
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