412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Bass concertina. English system, single action (playing only when bellows are pressed) and with acoustically linked chambers. No serial number. Oval paper label: 'By Her Majesty's Letters Patent, C. Wheatstone, Inventor, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London.' 7" diameter x 9.38" long [? 7" x 9.38" octagonal sides, not length across bellows] 'stretched octagon' shape. Thick flat rosewood ends, simple, bevelled, matt pine boards, chamfered. 51 keys: 26 left-hand, 25 right-hand, ivory with black accidentals, plain (27 missing). Left-hand strap and metal missing, right-hand leather strap, one nickel screw. Five-fold green leather bellows with gold star papers. Two pairs of valve holes in each bellows frame, four pairs in bellows folds. Large square-end brass reeds screwed onto underside of action board.

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