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Clarinet in B-flat

Clarinet made of ebonite in five sections (mouthpiece, barrel, top and bottom body joints, and bell), and thirteen nickel-silver, modern style cup keys mounted in posts with rods (12 keys and 2 rings). Wrap-around register key. Straight throat A-flat key. Brille key at bottom joint. Flat and needle springs attached to keys and cork paddings. Nickel-silver ferrules, and pinned nickel-silver bell rim. Ebonite mouthpiece, and nickel-silver ligature and mouthpiece-cap. This instrument is believed to have been the property of Dr. Maj. A. J. Wales of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards (1919-1929).

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on top joint: [crown] / RUDALL / CARTE & Co. LTD. / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6026|Stamped on mouthpiece, barrel, bottom joint, and bell: [crown] / RUDALL / CARTE & CO. LTD. / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 646mm; Bell diameter: 80mm