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Musical Instrument

From the Collection of Creswick Museum Town Hall Building 70-72 Albert Street Creswick Victoria

Description
20 Button Anglo Concertina & Case. Hexagon shaped Concertina. Both sides have fretwork and 10 bone buttons making it a 20 plus single button Anglo concertina. The leather straps have at sometime been replaced with white plastic strap. It has 5 bellows in black and white pattern leather. The hexagon wood case is lined, although the lining is showing wear.
Size
Hexagon 9cm and when opened 12 cms.
Object Registration
01571
Keywords
simon mcdonald, anglo concertina, creswick
Historical information
The concertina was owned by Simon McDonald. He gave the concertina to Myrtle Porter in exchanged for town water. Simon McDonald lived in Melbourne Rd., Creswick.
Made By
Lachenal & Co. (Maker)
Significance
Simon McDonald (1906 - 1968) was a noted self taught Australian folk musician whose home was in Creswick. Consider in the industry as the most important.
Inscriptions & Markings
One side: small disc with Lachenal & Co., Patent Concertina Manufacturers, London.
Opposite side: Initials on red card J.W.G
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM