Technical description: Rosewood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Sharing original named mouthpiece marked for a ligature with the set. Curved speaker key with chimney on front of instrument. Long throat A♭ key. Ring for L2 corresponding to vent: R1 lever for E♭₄/B♭₅ can also be used as a side lever for F₄/C₆ like the Barret action. C sharp mechanism. 12 keys, 3 rings, 4 black rollers.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L2: T+ ring + vent; throat A♭.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; side E♭₄/B♭₅ lever corresponding with side F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R2: T + spectacle.
R3: T + spectacle (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: ligature, wooden reed-cap with german silver ferrule.
(5515)m (5516) and (5282) are cased in a brown leather case lined with beige leather.
One roller is missing.
(5515) in A, (5516) in B♭ and (5282) in C were used as a set of clarinets, but are not matched.
Previous ownership: a customer of Howarth's 2004.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
a customer of Howarth's, 2004.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.