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Small button accordion. Black wooden facings, brown card frame with white paper bellows. The metal corners have 'Registered EMPRESS ACCORDEON Made in Germany Schutmark [swan] registered'
One side has two metal stops while the other has 10 black buttons which are attached to wooden levers, like piano keys. On this side is the Swan and Handel Fabrik marker.

Belonged to William Wilson who was born in 1852 in Minto, Scotland. When he came out to NZ he spent much of his life around Maerewhenua gold mining. He was very musical.
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Wood, metal, paper
H 145mm x W 270mm x D 260mm (Measured laying flat as in photograph)
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Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
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Collection of the Waitaki Museum. Id 1159


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