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This instrument was donated by Mrs. Gwyneth James. Mr. James was a student at Kneller Hall in 1882. It is a bassoon made of stained maple in four sections (wing, butt, bass and bell), with brass mounts and keywork. It has eighteen saltspoon-cup keys (one missing), mounted on brass saddles and posts with rods, with flat brass springs and needle steel springs attached to keys and posts, respectively. The key toneholes are bushed with brass. It has a crook made of rolled brass sheet. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Decorative elements:Fan design of key cover on back
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on butt joint: [sun] / Savary / Jeune / RUE DAUBNINE. / A PARIS / [sun]|Stamped on remainder joints: [sun] / Savary / Jeune / A PARIS / [sun]|Stamped on crook: A. DROYAN / LONDON.S.W.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112 (Single) oboes with conical bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 1265mm