Technical description: Blackwood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Original named blackwood mouthpiece. Throat A key with adjusting screw. L4 levers on a single pivot. Some keys marked "r". 17 keys, 6 rings.
L0: T + ring F₄/C♮₆; speaker.
L1: T + ring F♯₄; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + E♭₄/B♭₅ corresponding ring.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; F₃/C♮₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T + ring B♭₃/F♮₅ via correspondence; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side F♯₄/C♯₆; trills 1-2.
R2: T + ring B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence.
R3: T + ring B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence; cross B♮₃/F♯₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; E₃/B♮₄; F₃/C♮₅; F♯₃/C♯₅.
Keyhead type: modern.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Signature marks: Inscribed on all pieces, including ligature and reed-cap with lyre / winged globe / "H SELMER / A / PARIS" / monogram.
Playing accessories: reed, ligature, reed-cap.
With possibly original French case, black with dark red lining, inscription inside "Robichou / 19 RUE DE REMU.S.A.T / TOULOUSE". Also in case: another reed, cleaner.
Previous ownership: Vichy auction.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
595, 668 with mouthpiece.
Vichy auction.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.