412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Chromatic Bandoneon, by Alfred Arnold, Carlsfeld, Germany. Serial number (internal) 100169. Oblong metal plaque pinned on left-hand end: 'Alfred Arnold, Bandonionfabrik, Carlsfeld i/sa A Fabrick Marke.' The metal-mounted air valve is monogrammed 'A', as is the right-hand fretwork. 9.5" diameter square blackwood ends, metal edged, end with chamfered corners inlaid with a metal lure. The ends are secured by chromed wing bolts. 79 keys: 38 left-hand, 41 right-hand. Pearl tipped plastic keys plus chromed air lever working on inner air flap via a wire. Buckled leather hand-straps, screwed to shaped wood hand bars. Seventeen-fold bellows, metal cornered and trimmed with gold/red papers. Two neck strap mounts on thick folds. Steel reed tongues on thick zinc reed plates.

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