Technical description: Cocus wood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, one-piece body, bell. Curved speaker with chimney on front of the instrument. Modified Boehm system. The redesign is well thought-out from the ergonomic point of view. No R1 F♯₄/C♯₆, but instead for L3. One extra R1 trill. Articulated C♯₄/G♯₅, activated by L4, closed by R1. Alternative R2 cross C♯₄/G♯₅. Alternative G♯₃/E♭₅ for L4. Device for a music card holder. 19 keys, 6 rings.
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; F♯₄/C♯₆.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; F₃/C♮₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; G♯₃/E♭₅.
R1: T + ring B♭₃/F♮₅ via correspondence; side E♭₄/B♭₅; trills 1-2-3.
R2: T + ring B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence; cross C♯₄/G♯₅.
R3: T + ring 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.
Repair History: Cracks in bell glued.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
Vichy auction, December 2005.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.