Technical description: Copper with brass garland, stays, mouthpiece receiver sheath, chimneys, keywork and finger-hook. A finger-rest is attached to the saddle for the 3rd key from the bell. The keys with leaf springs SATK, the spring ends running in channels inside the keymounts. The open-standing bell key has a screw adjustment to regulate opening. A brass tuning bit with two lugs, overall length 53, accompanies the instrument.; Nominal pitch: C.; Type or system: 6 keys.; Keyhead type: flat round.; Keymount type: saddles.; ; ;
Probably 2nd quarter 19th century
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.213-71 Labrosones with fingerholes and with keys, with (wider) conical bore
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- Inscriptions:No inscriptions.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.213-71 Labrosones with fingerholes and with keys, with (wider) conical bore
- Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Measurements:Overall size: from plane of bell to 5th key 447; bell 160.; Sounding length: maximum 1182 without bit, 1213 with bit.; Bore: instrument body at c|35mm from shank/crook receiver (local minimum bore), 11.95; at 591mm from bell end, c|24.4; at c|350mm from bell end, 34.5; at 11.05mm from bell end, 115.5.B|=|0.44 (all keys closed).Bell cutoff |1100|Hz.Dia of mouthpiece receiver: m.r.t. of instrument 12.5 - 12.1, m.r.t. of bit 12.3 - 11.35.