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Clarinet in B-flat

Clarinet made of boxwood, in four sections (barrel, upper joint, lower joint, and bell) with ivory ferrules and silver-plated brass keywork. Eight keys mounted in blocks and lower joint stock bulge, with flat, square covers, and flat springs attached to keys. Cross key for B3-flat/F5. Wooden mouthpiece with grooves. Nominal pitch: B-flat. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: [Prince of Wales feathers] / D'ALMAINE & Co. / LATE / GOULDING & D'ALMAINE / SOHO SQUARE / LONDON|Stamped on barrel and body joints: [Prince of Wales feathers] / D'ALMAINE & Co.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Height: 650mm; Bell diameter: 80mm