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Scates

Joseph Scates, Professor and manufacturer of concertinas, originally of 40 Frith Street,Soho.


A former Wheatstone Tuner, Scates set up on his own in 1844 when Wheatstone's 1829 patent expired. He sold the London business to George Case around 1849 and set up in Dublin as:

 

Joseph Scates, Manufacturer and Professor of the Concertina,
15, Westmorland Street, Dublin.

 

Many, if not all, of his Dublin labelled instruments were apparently supplied by Lachenal or Jones.