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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 seventeen (or eighteen) cylinder-cup open keys (two ring keys) mounted on posts with rods, with flat and needles springs attached to keys or posts. There is a double-touch key for the low B and alternative E-flat. Conical bore. The reed receiver is lined with metal. There is a nickel-silver thumbrest screwed onto body, and the tenons are wrapped in thread. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on top body, underneath the key system: K.H. 39|Stamped next to key on top body: 39|Inscribed on back: L W
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112 (Single) oboes with conical bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 540mm