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38B. Wheatstone Ec. At Auction 14Th March. Abingdon, Uk.


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For auction on 14th March (a two day sale) by MALLAMS FINE ART AUCTIONEERS. Dunmore Court, Wootton Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6BH

Lot :412
A 19TH CENTURY C.WHEATSTONE BURR WALNUT CONCERTINA having 38 ivory buttons and green leather bellows, mounted with a plaque to read 'By His Majesty's Letters Patent 161 C.Wheatstone Inventor 20 Conduit St Regent Street London', 17.5cm wide and with its original rosewood box

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

 

See here : https://www.ukauctioneers.com/auction_catalogue.cfm?d&auction=21E9CC0CD4

 

Looks to be in cracking condition, worth it for the box alone!!

 

Jake

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A lovely collector's piece.

 

The range is likely to be that of a 'treble' of its day (without some of the more familiar higher and lower notes we are accustomed to seeing). The first of the 48 key treble models, that we are familiar with these days, seem to date a few years later e.g. http://www.concertinamuseum.com/CM00009.htm

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A lovely collector's piece.

 

The range is likely to be that of a 'treble' of its day (without some of the more familiar higher and lower notes we are accustomed to seeing). The first of the 48 key treble models, that we are familiar with these days, seem to date a few years later e.g. http://www.concertinamuseum.com/CM00009.htm

 

Then it would have middle C as the lowest note, the same as a standard flute rather than a violin. And I think the upper end of the range would be considered similar to the "normal" range of a flute.

 

In the past I've seen a couple of such instruments... the one had 28 buttons; I don't remember how many the other had, except that it was fewer than 48.

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