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Technical description: Brass; bell with gusset, with French rim. Bow guard with long knob. Looped crook without tuning-slide, with thread-lapped tenon to act as a tuning-slide. Shaped pillars to support instrument on both hands; also ring for neck strap. SATK. Screw adjuster to control opening of B key. Fitting for music-card holder.; Nominal pitch: C.; Type or system: 11 keys.; Keyhead type: round, flat.; Keymount type: cast saddles with channels for springs; saddle of F♯ key for R0 mounted on flat bridge between descending and ascending tubes.; L0: @I{D.L1: @I{B.L2: @I{C♯.L3: @I{B♭.R0: @I{E; G♯.R1: @I{B♭.R2: @I{A.R3: @I{G.R4: @I{F; F♯.; Usable pitch: Probably built for use at circa A₄=|440|Hz.

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  • Inscriptions:Bell stamped "J.|HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 3999" (the inscriptions to be read with bell up). Engraved on crook receiver sheath "JOHN PARR".
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.213-71 Labrosones with fingerholes and with keys, with (wider) conical bore
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: 1064; bell 242.; Sounding length: 2546 (all keys closed).; Bore: crook at 38mm from mouthpiece receiver (minimum bore) 11.65; crook tenon from 908mm to 968mm from mouthpiece receiver, 33.7; at 1273mm from bell end, c|45.5; at c|750mm from bell end, 64.35.B|=|0.31 (all keys closed).Dia of mouthpiece receiver: m.r.t. 12.55 - 12.05.