Clarinet. Nominal pitch: B♭.
Technical description: Brass 'skeleton' body with brass keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section with integral bell. Ebonite mouthpiece is a later addition. Tuning slides between barrel and upper section and between upper section and lower section may be fixed by brass screws. Curved speaker with a chimney on front of the instrument. Long tailed throat A♭ key enables a British as well as a Continental fingering. Elegant L4 levers. Astonishingly the tone-hole for C♯₄/G♯₅ goes through the tenon of the upper section, so that the tuning-slide cannot be used. 12keys, 2rings. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throat A♮. L2: T; throat A♭. L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T; side F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C. R2: T + spectacle. R3: T + spectacle (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅. R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅. Keymount type: between pillars. Keyhead type: salt spoon. Repair History: The mouthpiece is a replacement.
Probably early 1868
University of Edinburgh
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- 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
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