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Clarinet in B-flat

Clarinet made of cocus wood in four sections (barrel, upper and lower joints, and bell) with nickel-silver ferrules and keywork. It has thirteen cylinder-cup keys, mounted in posts with rods, with flat and needle springs attached to keys and posts, with cork paddings. There is a brille key at the lower joint (two ring-key), a straight throat A-flat key, and the register key wraps around the body. The tenon joints are wrapped with thread. The mouthpiece is made of wood. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: [lyre] / Bb / [crown or Prince of Wales feathers?] / R J WARD & SON / 10 ANNE ST / ISLINGTON / LIVERPOOL|Stamped on mouthpiece: HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON|Stamped on upper and lower joints: [lyre]|Stamped on upper joint: Bb
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 650mm; Bell diameter: 78mm