George Jones 34 Key Anglo Concertina--SOLD


A wonderfully crafted , vintage instrument in case. George Jones ,after various jobs in the concertina industry, went to work for a Mr Austin around 1850. Jones ended up taking over the company by 1853, which continued until around 1909, although Jones himself retired in 1899, dying in 1919. A more accurate date for the end of the company is 1905, since the company went bankrupt after being left by Jones to his two sons on his retirement. Jones also produced instruments with modified fretwork for other dealers. The highest number Jones noted is 27807. So he produced around 500 instruments a year on average.  George Jones evidently was very interested in acoustic qualities of his instruments and made many different models with ambition to refine the tone. All keys operational, bellows good condition. This instrument is stamped with serial number L1502; thought to be circa 1880's. The concertina comes with a six sided case with brass tag labeled John H Ellis. Measures 7 1/2 inch x 7 1/2 inch x 7 1/2 inch.