English system concertina. Serial number 940, pans and bellows 995. Oval paper label: 'By His Majesty's Letters Patent, C. Wheatstone, Inventor, 20 Conduit St., Regent St., London.' Rosewood ends built to standard width: 6.25 inches across parallel sides. 48 ivory buttons, black accidentals, stamped with note names. Original green leather straps, with nickel screws. Four-fold green leather bellows with gold circle papers. Square-end nickel reeds. Original hexagonal rosewood case.
The following information is recorded regarding the purchase of this instrument in the ledgers of the Wheatstone & Co. concertina factory (http://www.horniman.info): 26 Jul 1845: Leslie Es. (Case) [Probably Leslie's teacher, George Case] (C1046, p.37) 30 Jul 1845: Tho[ma]s Bourke Esq. Ex[changed] (C1046, p.37) 22 Dec 1846: Lady Clinton ex[changed] for 984 [and in pencil:] T Bourke (C104a, p.48)