This is a Wheatstone 48-Key Treble with flat metal ends and a full set of steel reeds. It has been fitted with new pads, valves and straps, and tuned to concert pitch (A=440hz).
This is a very interesting concertina. We believe that it was originally an early Wheatstone wooden-ended instrument that was later rebuilt by Wheatstone themselves later in its life and fitted with new metal ends. We think this because the number inside wouldn’t correspond to a metal-ended instrument, and if you look closely you see that the veneer on the side rails is slightly different at the top of each end. Either way, this is a very nice instrument that plays fairly quickly and has a surprisingly gentle tone for a metal-ended instrument.
Model: 48-Key Treble
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