Here are pictures of the cover of the special edition “The Build Structure and Nomenclature of a Traditionally Constructed Concertina”.
“Begun as an idea to write a “Concertina Parts for Dummies” to explain all the parts in the concertina since there are many larger and smaller parts in the instrument. When David Elliott was asked to check this and add to it he offered to rewrite it as “Nomenclature”. This has become a very useful little manual.
As a professional engineer David has a lot of experience in technical writing and has been repairing and playing concertinas since he first inherited his great-uncle Harry’s concertina. Thus David was the best person to have been asked.”
This manual is part of the “Welcome Pack” for new members of the ICA.
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