JimLucas Posted May 23, 2012 Share Posted May 23, 2012 (edited) An instrument for sale on eBay was discussed in this Topic in the General Discussion subForum. My post in that thread was the first to identify what it probably was... the 48-key treble English described in William Wheatstone's 1861 patent, incorporating his various "improvements". Surely this is of historical importance, so I'm starting (continuing?) this thread here. There was some further discussion in that thread, including mention of a duet concertina described in the patent, which I think would deserve its own topic in this History subForum. The auction included some external photos of the instrument, which show unusual features (differing from "concertina standard"), but the only internal photo was of the top of one reed pan. For the curious and because the auction details may eventually disappear from eBay, I'll shortly be posting those photos in this thread. Meanwhile, Neil Wayne -- who won the eBay auction, -- has asked me to post for him a few internal photos of the instrument, so I'm doing that here. They clearly show some of the "improvements" in the internal mechanism which are described and illustrated in WW's patent. Edited May 23, 2012 by JimLucas Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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