Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section with holes for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys, bell. Barrel waisted. Upper section: tone-hole for E♭₄/B♭₅ under the side lever for A-B♮ key. Speaker liner projects into bore. Middle section: Wide parabolic ivory ferrule, no thumb rest. Lower section: Levers for E₃/B♮₄ and F♯₃/C♯₅ mounted in a bell-shaped swelling; bevelled touchpiece for G♯/E♭.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: E₃/B♮₄; zig-zag F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; trill key for throat A-B♮.
R2: T; cross B♮₃/F♯₅.
R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keyhead type: flat square.
Keymount type: blocks, swelling.
All pieces stamped "KEY / LONDON" / CHARING CROSS" / unicorn head trademark.
Previous ownership: Purchased by H.I. Brackenbury from Wood & Co, Newcastle, for £0/15/0.
Current ownership: Government allocation to the University, 1991.
(C.H. Brackenbury Memorical Collection).
t.k. dibley, 1992; r. neil, 1986; h. fricke, july 2005.
601 to top of barrel.
Purchased by H.I.|Brackenbury from Wood|&|Co, Newcastle, for £0/15/0.; Government allocation to the University, 1991.