Clarinet. Nominal pitch: C.
Place MadeUnited Kingdom; London; England; Europe
Date MadeCirca 1830
DescriptionTechnical description: Boxwood, with ivory ferrules, ivory bell-rim, and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell.Mouthpiece, socket-type of blackwood with an ivory ferrule. Stamped on reed side. Very short table; grooved with 11|grooves for cord. Two highly waisted barrels with a wide ivory ferrule. Upper section: straight speaker; speaker liner projects to centre of bore. Two keys (throat A♭ for L2; side F₄/C₆) mounted in saddles.Lower section: wide ivory ferrule, no thumb|rest. Two keys (alternative side B♮₃/F♯₅; F♯₃/C♯₅) mounted in saddles. Brass rollers on the keys for L4. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling.All tone-holes under keys lined with brass (Wood's patent of 1800). L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throat A♮. L2: T; throat A♭, L3: T; E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T; side F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat|A-B♮ and B♭-C. R2: T; cross B♮₃/F♯₅. R3: T; B♭₃/F♮₅; side B♮₃/F♯₅. R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keyhead type: flat, round. Keymount type: blocks; saddles; swelling. Playing accessories: The original case contains two old reeds, with transverse scores to be gripped by string when tried to a mouthpiece, marked "MANN" and "POTTER" respectively, also more modern reeds; the reeds mentioned by Byrne (1984) are not present. With boxwood cap. In wooden case, trapezoidally tapered with lock and key, fitted to recieve three assembled clarients, three alternative mouthpueces and with a lidded compartment for reeds, lined with green baize, also containing B♭ clarinet (144), A clarient (145), reeds and cleaning rod. Usable pitch: A₄ = c 440 Hz. Associated as a set with clarients in B♭ (144) and A (145). Specific literature references: G.S. (1951) No. 120; G.S. (1968) No. 147; Byrne 1984; Rice 2003 p.45. Illustration references: Vol. 1 p.91; G/S/ (1968) Plate VIII (1); Follan 1987a, p.21; Follan 1987b, p.39. (Rendall Collection).
Notest.k. dibley, 1991, 1992; h. fricke, july 2005.
Measurements586, or with shorter barrel 583.5; to top of barrel tenon 534.
CollectionRendall Collection; MIMEd