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Oboe made of boxwood, in three sections (top and middle body joints, and bell), with ivory ferrules and silver keywork. Two keys (E-flat and C) mounted on raised rings, with flat, octagonal-covers, and flat springs attached to keys. E-flat key with circular touch and spurs, and C key with swallow-tail touch. One brass speaker/octave ley mounted on a brass saddle (later addition). Double third and fourth fingerholes, with slightly oblong coves. Two vent holes in bell flare. Conical bore. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Decorative elements:Small engraved design on swallow-tail key.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: CAHUSAC / 196 / STRAND / LONDON|Stamped on body joints: CAHUSAC / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112 (Single) oboes with conical bore
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Height: 570mm; Bell diameter: 65mm