412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Melodeon, by the Luigi Bros, Italy or Germany. No serial number. Metal plaque on front panel: 'Fratelli Luigi Fabbrica Armonium,' but a circular metal label at the rear of the hand bar is embossed: 'Genuing Steel Reeds, GCF, Made in Germany.' This is explained by the fact that Italian-made instruments were considered more fashionable. 11" x 6.75" Tunbridge ware inlay around pallet cover and hand bar, and transfers of a similar design on the other parts. Right-hand: 31 plastic-tipped buttons screwed onto wooded levers in 3 rows: 11 + 10 + 10, on a stepped wood hand bar. Left-hand: 12 similar buttons in 2 rows, plus wooden air lever. Leather shoulder strap and left hand strap.

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