Technical description: Ebonite body with german silver ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, one-piece body, bell. Ebonite mouthpiece marked for a ligature. Tuneable barrel, split into two halves, german silver slide. L3 tone-hole offset. One pivot for L4 keys. Flat spring under R4 F♯₃/C♯₅. All RH tone-holes covered. 17 keys, 3 rings, 3 plates.
L0: T + ring F₄/C♮₆; speaker.
L1: T + ring F♯₄; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + E♭₄/B♭₅ corresponding ring.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; F₃/C♮₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: Plate B♭₃/F♮₅ via correspondence; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side F♯₄/C♯₆; trills 1-2.
R2: Plate B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence.
R3: Plate B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence; cross B♮₃/F♯₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; E₃/B♮₄; F₃/C♮₅; F♯₃/C♯₅.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Keyhead type: modern.
Playing accessories: ligature and reed-cap.
(5287) and (5483) are cased in original black leather Hawkes & Son case, fitted with violet velvet.
Also in case: original music card holder, grease box, original red reed case with 3 HS reeds and 3 (old) Vandoren reeds, 2 cleaners (mops).
Repair History: The mouthpiece is a replacement.
(5287) in B♭ and (5483) in A are a matched pair of clarinets.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
684 with mouthpiece.
John Myatt, May 1991.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.