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Technical description: blackwood; 4|sections (lower body and foot in one piece); silver keys; 6|silver ferrules; cap and additional foot ferrule engraved and enamelled; metal-lined head; tuning-slide; screw-stopper with metal tip but no linkage to cork; square embouchure-hole with slightly rounded corners; medium- and small-sized finger-holes with smoothly-rounded edges; L3|finger-hole slightly offset away from player; R3|finger-hole very small and offset towards player; G♯|key on upper body, with short, straight shank; metal-tipped tenons; metal-lined sockets; metal alignment dots set into wood at each socket; oval silver plate set into wood in tuning section; adjacent low C/C♯ touches (both rollers).; Nominal pitch: C.; Type or system: 12 keys [plus duplicate B♭] (to B).; Keyhead type: domed, with flat tops; metal-lined key-holes; cork pads.; Keymount type: rod/pillar on metal plates set into wood, with leaf springs; metal saddles set into wood to support long keyshanks.; L0: @I{B♭; alt G♯.L1: @I{T.L2: @I{T.L3: @I{T; alt C.L4: @I{G♯; long F; low B.R1: @I{T; C; E trill; [dup B♭].R2: @I{T.R3: @I{T; cross F.R4: @I{D♯; low C♯; low C.; Usable pitch: A₄ c|457|Hz.; Performance characteristics: [original range B₃|-|C₇]; in present condition only the middle register speaks easily and even here the sound is not clear; the instrument is heavy, but feels balanced when in playing position.

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  • Inscriptions:Very faintly stamped with a [Hapsburg eagle] and "I:ZIE[GLE]R / W[IEN]".
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: 703.; Sounding length: 615.; Bore: conical.