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Oboe. Nominal pitch: C

Technical description: Dark stained boxwood with silver keys. There are no rings or ferrules. There is an onion shaped baluster at the top of the instrument. The lowC key has a fish-tail touchpiece. There are two vent-holes in the bell. There is an inward flange at the base of the bell. Keymount type: raised rings; SATB. Keyhead type: flat, round. Repair History: The crack was repaired prior to accession.

  • Date:
    Circa 1700
  • Maker:
    Stanesby, Thomas
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:422.112
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:590