Technical description: Blackwood with silver plated german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Alternative R1 touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅. Tenon-socket connection between upper and lower section lined with german silver. C sharp mechanism. No F₃/E₃ correction. 17 keys, 5 rings, 4 black rollers.
L0: T; speaker corresponding with first ring.
L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring + vent; alternative cross key for F₄/C₆.
L3: T + ring; E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; alternative lever for B♭₃/F₅; alternative lever for G♯₃/E♭₅.
R1: T + ring + vent; side F₄/C₆; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side trill key for throat G-A or C₆-D₆; side trill for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C; alternative touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅.
R3: T + ring (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Keyhead type: modern.
(4946) and (4915) in a black case, lined with blue velvet.
Also in case: screw-driver, cork grease, one extra barrel.
Repair History: Overhauled.
(4946) in B♭ and (4915) in A are not a matched pair.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
ex- Abe Galper collection, Toronto, Canada.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.