Concertina

about 1865
Cramer & Co. (English, founded about 1863)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Width 15.6 cm, thickness with bellows compressed 11.3 cm (Width 6 1/8 in., thickness with bellows compressed 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1945

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, leather, paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Hexagonal rosewood case with ornamentally perforated covers. Green leather bellows (four-fold). Two thumb-straps for holding. Twenty- four touches on either side. The reeds for each tone are doubled and are located on either side of the reed diaphragms, so that a continuous tone for a note is provided for either motion of the bellows.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection