Technical description: Blackwood with silver plated german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Full Oehler system. 12 adjusting screws. E₃/F₃ correction with 2 vents. Higher vent connected with E₃ key head. Alternative R1 touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅. Disconnectable C sharp mechanism. 18 keys, 5 rings, 1 plate, 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.
R0: E₃/F₃ correction.
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.
With black case lined with green velvet, possibly original.
Also in case: one extra barrel.
Repair History: Overhauled.
Performance characteristics: Excellent playing instrument.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
Winfried Schmitz (dealer).; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.