I am new to your forum and am wondering if someone could give me information about a concertina I inherited after my grandfather's death. The tag on the instrument says "May Fair - Made in England" and a tag inside the box says "Matusewitch Associates Concertinas. 1697 Broadway, NY, NY. Circle 7-0919" with "212" in pencil. It appears to be in its original box and has 22 keys (9 black and 13 white) with "1200" inscribed in the wood.
My grandfather was in no way a proficient musician (although he always loved music) and I am not sure if he ever even played it. I, however, am a graduate student in music (a flute player and a musicologist) and am interested in knowing more about the instrument for sentimental reasons. Also, I was wondering if anyone knew of a fingering chart for this particular instrument or a beginning instruction book.
Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!