Eshed Posted February 26, 2021 Share Posted February 26, 2021 I've managed to acquire an end-of-19th-century 78 button Concertina made in Vienna by one Adalbert Suchan. I hope you will find it as interesting as I do. It's quite large - here next to a Wheatstone: As you can see, the system is non standard - buttons go up a semitone upwards and 5 semitones forward. The left hand is the "Basso" going from C2 to D5 and the right hand is the "Primo" going from G3 to A6 - interestingly they have a significant overlap. I wondered what kind of reeds I will find inside, concertina or accordion. I was defniitely not prepared to find both when I opened it: The left hand has concertina style single reeds while the right hand has accordion style reeds on what I think are brass plates. A picture of the mechanism: The bellows have a few tiny holes in them, but other than that it's in surprisingly good shape! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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