Clarinet. Nominal pitch: A.
Technical description: Cocus wood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, one-piece body, bell. Original ebonite mouthpiece with ligature. Barrel with tuning slide. Tenon and sockets lined with german silver. No tube in thumb hole. Straight speaker. Barret action. Long tailed throat A♭. All tone-holes lined with ebonite. Covered finger-holes (R2 + R3) to be compared with Spencer's model. Clinton system with articulated C♯₄/G♯₅ to enable better legato. Csharp mechanism. 13keys, 2plates, 3rings, 4ebonite rollers. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throat A♮. L2: T + ring; throat A♭. L3: T + ring; cross E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: Plate; Barret action; side trills 1-2. R2: Plate. R3: T + ring (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅. R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅. Keymount type: screwed in pillars. Keyhead type: modern. Repair History: Crack in bell repaired.
February 1904 - 1912, probably 1907
Boosey & Co
University of Edinburgh
- Inventory number:
- Place of production:
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
- Specific materials/techniques:
- Decorative elements:
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- Measurements:649, 710 with mouthpiece.
- View the original record:https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/15842