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Clarinet. Nominal pitch: said to be high F.

Technical description: Boxwood, painted or stained dark brown (except bell); horn ferrules (except barrel, which has ribbed german silver ferrules); keys brass.Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys, bell.Mouthpiece: grooved for cord, with long table.Barrel: may be same wood as other parts but possibly cocus; ferrules ill-fitting, probably not original.Upper section: speaker liner projects into bore, also above flat seating for pad. Three keys (throatA♭, E♭₄/B♭₅, C♯₄/G♯₅) mounted in pillars with saltspoon keyheads. All keys, except throatA, lined with brass.Middle section: brass thumbrest is probably a later addition and not professionally made.Lower section: keys for L4 have broad, flat shanks above their pivots. Keys: 5 with flat square heads, in blocks, 3 saltspoon in pillars; little-finger keys and tone-hole in fusiform swelling. F-hole for R4 lined with brass.Bell: short and widely-flaring; lighter than other parts but fits well. Bell is perhaps the only part of this clarinet which was originally made by Uhlmann. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throatA♮; throatA♭. L2: T. L3: T; E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T. R2: T. R3: T. R4: F₃/C₅; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keymount type: 3 in pillars, others block or swelling. Keyhead type: 5 flat, square; 3 saltspoon. Repair History: The three saltspoon keys appear to be a later addition. It is hard to say whether the whole barrel has been replaced or only its ferrules. The bell has probably been cleaned rather drastically.

  • Measurements:456; 403 to top of barrel.