This is a very nice example of an early Wheatstone English concertina which would be ideal for a beginner or someone who wants to be able to practice quietly at home. It has a mix of steel and brass reeds, rosewood ends, bone buttons and is tuned to concert pitch. Serial is number 6339 which dates it to the 1850s or 1860s. It has new five fold bellows which is a big improvement on the originals which would have had only four folds. The bellows and matching thumb straps were made by Rosalie Dipper in a lovely supple dark green leather. It comes in what is probably it’s original rosewood veneered case which is sound in woodwork, but has lost it’s key and handle.