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Concertina

Maker:
Charles Wheatstone (1802–1875)
Date:
ca. 1862
Geography:
London, England, United Kingdom
Culture:
British
Medium:
Palisander, leather, paper, ivory
Dimensions:
W. across ends 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.) point to point: 18.3 cm (7 1/4 in.) D. (closed) 10.8 cm (4 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Free Reed-concertina / accordion
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1124
Not on view
A student model with colored buttons to facilitate the orientation of the fingers: the white buttons are for diatonic tones, red is C, the black buttons are the accidentals.
Marking: 1) (Stamped on left end) 11758
2) (printed on right end) By Her Majesty's Letter Patent/C. Wheatstone,/Inventor,/20, Conduit Street Regent St./London
3) (printed on labels within: maker's name, address, charts showing reed positions; also serial number stamped)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 162.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 162.



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