Wheatstone concertina

Made:
1829-1851 in England
maker:
C Wheatstone and Company
and
CHARLES WHEATSTONE

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Concertina, mahogany, 24 key, by Sir Charles Wheatstone. General three quarter view. Dark grey background
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Concertina, mahogany, 24 key, by Sir Charles Wheatstone. Detail view. Dark grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Concertina, mahogany, 24 key, by Sir Charles Wheatstone. Detail three quarter view. Dark background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wheatstone concertina, mahogany, 24 key, invented 1829, patented 19 December 1829, No 5803, Great Britain, by Charles Wheatsone, a musical instrument having buttons in a rectangular arrangement of four staggered rows, with the short side of the rectangle addressing the wrist. The two innermost rows of the layout constitute a diatonic C major scale, distributed alternately between the two sides of the instrument, C-E-G-B-d is on one side, D-F-A-c-e on the other. The two outer rows consist of the sharps and flats required to complete the chromatic scale.

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Details

Category:
Acoustics
Object Number:
1857-29
type:
musical instrument
credit:
C Wheatstone and Company; Commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851
status:
Loan

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