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Clarinet in B-flat

Clarinet made of cocus wood in four sections (barrel, upper joint, lower joint, and bell) with nickel-silver ferrules and keywork. It has thirteen cylinder-cup keys, mounted in posts with rods, with flat and needle springs attached to keys and posts, with cork paddings. There is a brille key at the lower joint (two ring-key), a straight throat A-flat key, and the register key wraps around the body. The body tenon/socket joint is reinforced with nickel-silver sleeve. The tenon joints are wrapped with thread. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: [star] / MANUFACTURED / BY / E. ALBERT / BRUSSELS / [star]|Stamped on upper joint: SOLE AGENT (above register tonehole) / [star] / S.A.CHAPPELL / 52 / NEW BOND STREET / LONDON / [star]|Stamped on lower joint: [star] / APPROVED BY / Mr. LAZARUS / [star]|Stamped on barrel: [star] / S.A.CHAPPELL / [star]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 574mm; Bell diameter: 73mm