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Dating concertina

George Jones is often credited as the first English chromatic Anglo concertina maker.

The Anglo originated as a hybrid between the English and German concertinas.

The button layouts are generally the same as the original 20-button German concertinas designed by Carl Friedrich Uhlig in 1834.

The English concertina is credited to Sir Charles Wheatstone, who first patented such a design in 1829 in Great Britain.

Wheatstone was also the first to patent a Duet concertina, in 1844.

There was also a 'German' concertina invented in 1834 and from the Wheatstone and German concertinas a hybrid was developed known as the Anglo-German (or Anglo for short).

It is the Anglo that is used in Irish Music • Gráinne Hambly - Concertina and Harp • Padraig Rynne - Irish traditional concertina player • Jack Talty - Irish Traditional Music on Concertina • John Williams - a concertina player of enormous integrity • Do N Nichols' Home page • The Irish Concertina Company - Concertinas made in Ireland.

A third row of extra notes was eventually added, loosely derived from the C scale.

These added accidentals and notes that already existed in the diatonic rows, but in opposite bisonoric orientation, to make additional chords possible and certain melodic passages easier.

Within a few years of that date, the German concertina was a popular import in England, Ireland, and North America, due to its ease of use and relatively low price.

English manufacturers responded to this popularity by offering their own versions using traditional English methods: concertina reeds instead of long-plate reeds, independent pivots for each button, and hexagon-shaped ends.

The English system alternates the notes of the scale between two hands, enabling rapid melodies.