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Frederick Wahl

The Versatile Concertina - Not Just For Playing Music!

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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."

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/24/mysterious-letter-reopens-case-whether-alcatraz-escapees-survived/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

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


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