Chemnitzer Concertina

Chemnitz system, 100 tones (bisonoric)

(Collection Oriwohl, Nr. 414)

Manufacture: Co. Birnstock (Crimmitschau, 1886-2007) around 1910, (H: 26cm, D: 32cm, 6,59kg)

This Konzertina is an f-sharp instrument

The Birnstock company was one of the few that continued to exist in private hands in the GDR. Gerhard Birnstock (1921-2007), with instrument in war and captivity, continued to carry out tuning and repair work to a ripe old age. Withhis death, the traditional company ceased to exist after 140 years.