Technical description: Blackwood with silver plated german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Graessel patent speaker key mechanism. Speaker key has two tone-holes: the upper is activated by the thumb key and closed by the throat A|key; the lower is activated by depressing throat A key, standing closed if speaker key is used to overblow. Alternative R1 touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅. Disconnactable C sharp mechanism with a roller. R4 G♯₃/E♭₅ key connected with R1 ring + vent to improve the notes of the high register. 15 keys, 6 rings, 4 ebonite rollers.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring + vent.
L3: T + ring; E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; 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.
R2: T + ring + vent.
R3: T + ring (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: cord.
Cased in an original black case with blue velvet. Sign "GRAESEL / NÜRNBERG". Also in case: 2 mops, cord.
Previous ownership: ex- Thomas Kiefer collection, Gelsenkirchen.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
628, 701 with mouthpiece.
ex- Thomas Kiefer collection, Gelsenkirchen.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.