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The Versatile Concertina - Not Just For Playing Music!


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#1 Frederick Wahl

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

An interesting article about the famous escape from Alcatraz in 1962.  Frank Morris would play an accordion to mask the noise as John and Clarence Anglin worked at digging out a ventilation duct.  Morris apparently had a concertina as well: 

 

"On the night of June 11, 1962, they crawled through the hole in their cell wall and then up a network of piles to the prison roof. They then slide down a smokestack and left the island on a raft made of more than 50 raincoats and inflated with a small concertina, which was used as an improvised bellows."

 

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#2 JimLucas

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:26 AM

Meanwhile, there are folks who think a concertina should get you into prison.  :o






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