Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Barrel expands over socket but only slightly waisted.
Upper section: F₄/C₆ side key and throat A♭ side key in saddles. Touches of side A♭₄, side F₄/C♮₆ and shake key curve forwards. Speaker liner projects c 5mm into bore.
Lower section: No thumb rest. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling.
Bell discontinuous, with ivory rim.
All key-holes lined with brass; all tenons lapped with cork.
L0: T; straight speaker.
L1: T; throat|A♮.
L2: T; throat|A♭.
L3: T; cross e♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: cross C♯₄/G♯₅; bascule E₃/B♮₄; straight side F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; throat trill A♮-B♮; side F₄/C♮₆.
R2: T; cross B♮₃/F♯₅.
R3: T; cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: T; straight G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keyhead type: round flat.
Keymount type: A♭ and C♮ keys in saddles; others are blocks; swelling.
With boxwood cap, with cut-away for reed; has crack c 35mm and groove to take a metal band.
Tenon to barrel has been replaced. Hair crack at the top of upper section has been repaired with a diagonal brass pin.
With additional replacement mouthpiece by Brian Ackerman, London.
Current ownership: Lent by J.B. Dick.
t.k. dibley, august 1992, 16.8.85; h. fricke, july 2005.