Clarinet. Nominal pitch: C.
Technical description: Cocus, with german silver keywork and ferrules. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Mouthpiece dark wood with a long table, metal ligature and reed-cap. Barrel slightly bulbous. Upper section: curved speaker, tone-hole on front of the instrument. Speaker liner does not project into bore. Lower section: shaped thumbrest seems to be a later addition; patent Csharp. Ferrules are slightly convex, and bell rim is half-round. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throatA?. L2: T; throatA?. L3: T; cross E??/B??. L4: C??/G??; E?/B??; F??/C??. R1: T; additional side E??/B??; side F?/C?; side trill key for throatA-B? and B?-C. R2: T + spectacle. R3: T + spectacle (forked B??/F??); cross B??/F?? . R4: G??/E??; F?/C?. Keymount type: pillars. Keyhead type: modern. Repair History: Thumb-rest has been moved and replaced, or something else has been screwed above it; mouthpiece probably not original; reed-cap fits mouthpiece, but looks too big for a C clarinet.
Probably early 20th century
University of Edinburgh
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Possibly imported from France
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- Measurements:574; to top of barrel 509.
- View the original record:https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/18424