Technical description: Brass with brass garland, ferrules, shank/crook receiver sheath, finger-hook, and valve top caps; german silver touchpieces. Valves in V-formation; 3rd valve tuning-slide directed downwards (drooping). With clapper key. Main tuning-slide proximal leg with moving outer; distal leg and valve tuning-slides with moving inners. No fitting for music-card holder.; Nominal pitch: B♭ etc.; Type or system: Clapper-key.; Valve type: 3 Stölzel valves, metal partitions; alignment by key on spring capsule and flat-sided stem. Usable pitch: Probably built for use at circa A₄=|460|Hz.
by William Baker.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
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- Inscriptions:Inscribed on bell "Made by Baker / New Peter Stt.. / Westr..".
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
- Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Measurements:Overall size: from plane of bell to bow proximal 256; bell 118.; Sounding length: minimum 1268.; Bore: mouthpipe at c|50mm from mouthpiece/crook receiver (minimum bore) 11.15; main tuning-slide from 236mm to 452mm from mouthpiece/crook receiver, m.t.s bore 11.45; valve cluster from 562mm to 775mm from mouthpiece/crook receiver, v.t.s. bore (1,2,3) 11.45; at c|276mm from bell end, 16.15; at 17.5mm from bell end, 76.B|=|0.74.Bell cutoff |1200|Hz.Dia of mouthpiece receiver: m.r.t. 12.0 - 11.65.