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Bass sarrusophone

Double-reed metal bass, made entirely of silver-plated brass. Double-coiled configuration with shorter first coil and detachable crook. Nineteen keys with modern-style cups, mounted in posts with rods, affixed on plates. One nickel-silver key replacement. Large nickel-silver knob on lower bow guard. Nominal pitch: B flat. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection, and probably associated with the 24th Lancashire Fusiliers Volunteers.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: J. HIGHAM / 151 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER|Stamped on bell: 24TH L. F. V. |Stamped on thumbrest: AG
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112 (Single) oboes with conical bore
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Height: 910mm; Bell diameter: 115mm