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Rosewood, in four joints, with five nickel-silver mounts. Sixteen circular nickel-silver keys, mounted on pillars with rods and axles. The crook is now missing. Instrument shows signs of heavy use, with wear around the finger holes, wax in the holes for tuning and additional sprints and repairs to the keywork. Pitch of the instrument: F. In own black leather travelling case, including pouch and box in the lid for reefs, stamped "Hawkes and Son, Denman St, Piccadilly Circus, London W", inside the lid, the lettering in the style of the period c.1900–1910.

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    Hawkes & Son [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    National Museums Liverpool
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:Stamp: "Hawkes and Son, Denman Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, 31" very faintly on wing joint and boot. Owner's stamp of "T. Bartlett" appears at random all over the instrument.
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Height 1268mm, bore at socket 13.5mm, bore at long joint tenon 25mm, bore at bell 42mm