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Ophicleide. Nominal pitch: 8-ft C.

Technical description: Brass; 10 keys with hole for another one blocked off. Crook: one and three-quarter coil; length excluding tenon 740; No tuning-slide. L0: D; G♯ ('Smith G♯' key). L1: B. L2: C♯. L3: E♭. R0: E. R1: B♭. R2: A. R3: G. R4: F. Keyhead type: Flat round. Repair History: 11th (G♯) key a later addition; 10th key (F♯, probably for R4) subsequently removed and hole covered by brass disk.

  • Date:
    Circa 1840
  • Maker:
    Smith, George Adam
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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    Birmingham/West Midlands/England
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.213-71
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.213-71
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:1090; bell 185.