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Oboe made of boxwood, in three sections (top and middle body joints, and bell), with ivory ferrules and silver keywork. It has two keys (E-flat and C) mounted on raised rings, with flat, octagonal-covers, and flat springs attached to keys. The E-flat key has a circular touch and spurs, and the C key has a swallow-tail touch. Double third and fourth fingerholes, with slightly oblong coves. Two vent holes in bell flare. Conical bore. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on all joints: CAHUSAC / 41 HAY MARKET / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112 (Single) oboes with conical bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 570mm; Bell diameter: 57mm