Technical description: Blackwood with silver plated german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Cased with (5484) with two named Oehler mouthpieces, one green, one black. Full Oehler system with disconnectable C sharp mechanism and F₃/E₃ vent. 18 keys, 5 rings, 1 plate, 4 black ebonite rollers.
L0: T; speaker corresponding with first ring.
L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring + vent; alternative cross key for F₄/C₆.
L3: T + ring; E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; alternative lever for B♭₃/F₅; alternative lever for G♯₃/E♭₅.
R0: E₃/F₃ vent.
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.
R3: T + ring (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Keyhead type: modern.
(5052) and (5484) in black double case with green velvet. Possibly original. Also in case: a mop, two mouthpieces, one extra barrel marked "B", one extra barrel marked "A". Cord and two screws in pink paper, a part of a sign "Vorsicht Musikinstrumente". A tuning ring, a yellow cleaning cloth "Die Holzbläser".
(5052) in B♭ and (5484) in A are possibly a matched pair of clarinets.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
Thomas Reichle, Die Holzbläser (shop), Berlin.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.