Jump to content

Concertina on Board Ships


Recommended Posts

Can anyone tell me about the history of concertina on ships? 

 

When was it first used (if that's known)?  When did it become common? 

 

Maybe even: what types and in what cultures? 

 

Thanks! :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome! You need to read Dan Worrall's book! It includes a whole chapter on this question. Someone here will know where you can get it.

 

Ken

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

    Heres a link to one discussion here...

    General consensus seems to be they weren't all that popular.

    Stan Hugill has written they were not seen and he was there.

    I'll have to admit to carrying my Jefferies anglo on the bulker I sailed on for years,  many times around the world taking surplus US surplus grain to an assortment of third world countries.

   I don't think I was the only one to do this.

   Walt Disney may have contributed to the sea-going concertina popularity.

   I would chase down the Dan Worrall book if I were you.

   Have fun.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Anglo-German Concertina: A Social History
by Dan M Worrall

 

Volume 1: https://www.amazon.com/Anglo-German-Concertina-Social-History/dp/0982599609

 

Volume 2: https://www.amazon.com/Anglo-German-Concertina-Social-History/dp/0982599617

 

I believe the seafaring content is in volume 1, but don’t hold me to it.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...