I should have noted that the pertinent information is on p. 150-151 of the book that I linked too. Thanks again Steven. My skills at links need some serious attention. Here are the concertina related parts.
Probably there is not one genuine Londoner, and only a few visitors in London, who have not at one time or another seen and heard a man at the street corner extracting music (and very good music too, of its kind) out of what to all appearances a common tin coffee pot…But I soon saw that I must be able to vary my entertainment a bit, so I set my brain on a voyage of discovery, and very soon I invented and manufactured my ‘musical teapot.’ Thats an instrument no one has yet been able to find the secret of. Of course a great many know that it is one end of an English concertina fixed in the lid of the teapot, and that the air is supplied from the mouth: and many have tried to make it, but have failed in one particular…Why, when making it, they all forget that breath makes things damp, and that when the reeds of a concertina are damp, they won’t produce any sound… so I put an absorbent into my teapot… But one of my great achievements is the Liskaphone. This is a combination of banjo and English concertina. The air is played on the concertina part, the players lungs supplying the wind, while the accompaniment is played on the banjo.
In the drawing it looks like he cannibalized an Edeophone and attached it to a banjo.
Edited by nicx66, 12 November 2016 - 09:21 AM.