Clarinet. Nominal pitch: B♭.
Place MadeUnited Kingdom; London; England; Europe
Date MadeCirca 1830
DescriptionTechnical description: Boxwood, with ivory ferrules and bell-rim and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Mouthpiece, socket-type of blackwood with an ivory ferrule. Stamped on reed side. Very short table; grooved with 11 grooves for cord. Two highly waisted barrels with a wide ivory ferrule. Upper section: straight speaker; speaker liner projects to centre of bore. Two keys (throat A♭ for L2; side F₄/C₆) mounted in saddles. Lower section: wide ivory ferrule, no thumb rest. Two keys (alternative side B♮₃/F♯₅; F♯₃/C♯₅) mounted in saddles. Brass rollers on the keys for L4. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling. All tone-holes under keys lined with brass (Wood's patent of 1800). L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throat A♮. L2: T; throat A♭. L3: T; E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T; side F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C. R2: T; cross B♮₃/F♯₅. R3: T; B♭₃/F♮₅; side B♮₃/F♯₅. R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keyhead type: flat, round. Keymount type: blocks; saddles; swelling. With boxwood reed cap; in case also containing C clarinet (143), A clarinet (145), reeds and cleaning rod; see entry for (143). Usable pitch: A₄ = c 440 Hz. Associated as a set with clarinets in C (143) and A (145). Specific literature references: G.S. (1951) No. 120; G.S. (1968)No. 161; Byrne 1984; Rice 2003 p.45. Illustration references: Vol. 1 p.91; G.S. 1968 Plate VIII (1); Follan 1987a, p.21; Follan 1987b. p.39. (Rendall Collection).
Notest.k. dibley, august 1991; h. fricke, july 2005.
Measurementswith longer barrel 662, or with shorter barrel 656.9; to top of barrel tenon 609.
CollectionRendall Collection; MIMEd