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Clarinet made of maple in five sections (barrel, upper, middle and lower joints, and bell) with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. It has six flat, square-cover keys mounted in knobs and lower stock bulge, with flat springs attached to keys. The bell may not belong to the instrument as it has a different maker/retailer stamp. Nominal pitch: D.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on barrel and both body joints: Z. T. PURDAY / LONDON|Stamped on bell: G. ASTOR & Co. / 79 / CORNHILL / LONDON / [unicorn head]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Height: 590mm; Bell diameter: 80mm