The ICA General Archive

This archive contains documents generally relating to the Concertina.

Advertising Material

GA001 : Wheatstone – Price List and Music List from 1848
GA027 : Wheatstone – Handbook from the 1950s

Documents and Articles

GA002 : Blake,Hugh – The Blake System
GA029 : Cawdell,William – A Short Account of the English Concertina (1865)
GA021 : Chidley, K.V. – The Duet System (Accordion World, Dec. 1950)
GA023 : Hayden, Brian- Concertina Fingering Systems
GA024 : Jeffries,Charles Snr, Death and Probate Certificates
GA033 : Lawrence,Thomas – Giulio Regondi in Ireland, 1834 onward
GA025 : Maccann, J.H – The Concertinists Guide
GA022 : Nichols, Don – Tuning and Maintenance
GA030 : Nixon, John – The English Connection
GA032 : Penny Magazine, 1838 – The Jews Harp and M. Eulenstein
GA031 : Penny Magazine, 1839 – Musical Sounds from Metallic Springs
GA028 : Rycroft, David – The Wheatstones
GA003 : Sharpe,A.P. – The Banjo Story (B.M.G.Magazine 1971-1973)
GA020 : Udloff,Paul – Chidley Family Genealogy
GA026 : Wayne, Neil – Archives Catalogue from the Concertina Museum
GA004 : Wayne, Neil – The Wheatstone Story (Final Edit)
GA005 : Wayne, Neil – Wheatstone’s Concertina and the History of the..
GA006 : Williams,Wes – A Chat with Brian Hayden

John Nixon
John Nixon in 1935.

Patents

GA007 : 1829, Charles Wheatstone, Wind Musical Instruments, No. 5803
GA008 : 1829, Cyril Demian, German Patent for Accordion
GA009 : 1844, Charles Wheatstone, Concertinas and other Musical Instruments,No.10041
GA010 : 1861, William Wheatstone,Improvements in Concertinas, No. 2289
GA011 : 1861, Jewel,Improvements in Concertinas,No.2152
GA012 : 1862, Rust,Concertinas &c.,No.1976
GA013 : 1881, Berry, Improvements in Concertinas and Accordions,No.3568.
GA014 : 1884, John Hill Maccann, Improvements in Concertinas, No. 4752
GA015 : 1884, George Jones,Improvements in Anglo-German Concertinas,No.9314
GA016 : 1885, Alsepti and Ballinger, Improvements in Concertinas,No.8290
GA017 : 1896, Butterworth, Improvements in English Concertinas,No.21730
GA018 : 1902, Reed-Hanson,Improvements in Concertinas,No.26911
GA019 : 1922, Pitt,Improved Concertina,208274

See also in The Reuben Shaw Archive:
Busson’s Patent ; No. 2630 of 1853
William Wheatstone’s Patent ; No. 4994 of 1824

Tutors

GA040 : Butler,F E – Handbook and Tutor for the English Concertina
GA041 : Day,Alan – Audio CD Tutor for the 20 Button Anglo Concertina
GA036 : Jeffries,T ? – Maccann Duet Manuscript
GA039 : Jones,G – Tutor for the Anglo Concertina
GA035 : Maccann,J H – Instructions for the Duet English Concertina 1885
GA038 : Rutterford,E – Tutor for the Duet Concertina
GA037 : Warren,J – Instructions for the Double Concertina 1855
GA034 : Wheatstone – Instructions for Performing on the Patent Duett 1855

Magazines and Periodicals

The Concertina Newsletter,edited by Neil Wayne. No.1 – 24, 1971 – 1976.
Concertina and Squeezebox, No.1 to 32, 1983 -1995, published in the USA.
The Concertina Magazine, edited by Richard Evans, published in Australia in the 1980s.
The Free Reed Journal, edited by Alan Atlas; Volume 1 – 4 ,2000 – 2003.

The archive is particularly interested in obtaining copies of Accordion World/World Accordion Review of the 1950s.