Technical description: Rosewood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: Original ebonite mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. All sockets and tenons strengthened with german silver. Metal tuning slide on the lower end of the barrel. Curved speaker, speaker hole at the front of the instrument, speaker liner projects into bore, tube in thumb-hole projects into bore. All tone-holes for the right hand covered with plates. Articulated C♯₄/G♯₅, F♯₅-G♯₅ trill for R1. Patent C sharp mechanism. 13 keys, no rings.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L2: T; throat A♭.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: plate + correspondence to C♯₄/G♯₅ trill; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R2: plate + vent.
R3: plate corresponding to vent (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅.
Keyhead type: modern.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Playing accessories: reed-cap and ligature.
Rim of bell loose, speaker key slightly twisted.
Previous ownership: ex- Dick Rose, U.S.A. Sold by the makers 14 Jul 1910 to "J.S. Marlor Brisbane" [a dealer].
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
ex- Dick Rose, U.S.A. Sold by the makers 14|Jul|1910 to "J.S.|Marlor Brisbane" [a dealer].; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.