A Wheatstone Linota Anglos Concertina in C/G. Serial number is 34656 which places it as manufactured on 16 June 1937 with the word ‘Linota’ still faintly printed on the strap handle. This is the era, pre WWII, when the vastly superior Wheatstone reeds were is use. This concertina was part of a batch of instruments that comprised top quality reeds combined with budget ends to satisfy an order. presumably for a shop, in the US. With relatively new 8 fold bellows, this concertina sounds great. Ideal for an improver/intermediate player.
This concertina has steel reeds, mahagony ends, 32 buttons including a ‘C’ drone on left side, hook action, weighs 1.2kg and is 160mm across ends. The concertina is in excellent condition.