Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys and integral continuous bell. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling. Horn (?) tube in thumb-hole. Zig-zag F♯₃/C♯₅, trill key as sixth key, and the swelling seem to be more English style. Mix of key styles: Covers square except presumably original round side trill key. Square keys of upper section bevelled.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L4: E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; trill key for throat A-B♮.
R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keymount type: turned wooden rings, blocks and swelling. Keyhead type: flat square and flat round.
Condition: Mouthpiece missing.
Repair History: Thumb rest is a later addition.
Specific literature references: Rice 2003, p.37 and p.225 note 68.
Inscribed on upper and lower sections "C HESPE (?) / HANNOVER".
H. Fricke, Oct-Dec 2006.
purchased via eBay U.S.A.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.