Technical description: Constructed in three sections, the upper and middle sections separating between holes III and IV. The upper sections are in a black wood, possibly African blackwood, the widely flared bell is in a stained lighter wood, possibly boxwood. There are two wide ivory rings at the bell socket (width c|13mm) and at the reed well (width c|20mm). There are four pewter ferrules in a dog-tooth form, one at the middle socket, one at each of the tenons and one forming a bell ring. There are also six pewter bands in a dog-tooth form, four on the turning around the reed well and two on raised rings between hole VI and the large vent-hole. There are six finger holes, none is displaced sideways. There is a large vent-hole at the bottom of the middle section.
General usage of type: This style of 6-hole bombarde was mainly used by players of the Morbihan department.
Purchased by H.I.|Brackenbury in Paris, 1923, for £1/5/0.; Government allocation to the University, 1991.