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This instrument is associated with Kneller Hall. It is an oboe made of cocus wood in three sections (top and middle body joints, and bell), with nickel-silver ferrules and keywork. It has twenty-two cylinder-cup open keys (four ring keys) mounted on posts with rods, with flat and needles springs attached to keys or posts. The long, low B-flat key and respective touches is missing, as well a the C-sharp key. Conical bore. The reed receiver is lined with metal. The socket joints are lined in metal, but have some kind of ebonite extension which might have been a later modification. The tenons have metal tips and are wrapped in cork. There is a nickel-silver thumbrest screwed onto body. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on top and bottom joint: [sunburst] / JACQUES ALBERT / FILS / BRUSSELS / LONDON / [sunburst]|Stamped on bell: [sunburst] / JACQUES ALBERT / FILS / [sunburst]|Stamped on body: K. H. 50
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112 (Single) oboes with conical bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 574mm; Bell diameter: 51mm