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Technical description: Brass with german silver garland, ferrules, bow guard, stay plates, valve parts. Upright form. With water-key; no fitting for music-card holder.; Nominal pitch: B?.; ; ; ; ; Usable pitch: Probably built for use at circa A?=|452.4|Hz.;

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell "MASSARA / IVREA" / sunburst.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.2 Valve horns with wider bore
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: from plane of bell to bow guard blade 660; bell 161.; Sounding length: minimum 2630.; Bore: mouthpipe at c|20mm from mouthpiece receiver (minimum bore) 11.75; valve cluster from 336mm to 461mm from mouthpiece receiver, v.t.s. bore (1,2,3) 12.35; main tuning-slide from 461mm to 736mm from mouthpiece receiver, m.t.s bore 12.2 [sic]; at 1315mm from bell end, c|14.0; at c|817mm from bell end, 19.8; at 13.5mm from bell end, 114.B|=|0.66.Bell cutoff |1000|Hz.Dia of mouthpiece receiver: m.r.t. 12.2 - 11.75.