Technical description: Rosewood, with german silver ferrules. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Mouthpiece grooved for cord, table full-length, for a broad reed (14mm wide at tip). Barrel squat. Upper and lower section: no keys, but six finger-holes and thumb-hole. Bell discontinuous with a german silver rim. Workmanship similar that of clarinet (84) though it lacks the key-swelling of that instrument.
Specific usage history: Together with associated instruments, used as a teaching aid in the Music Faculty of Edinburgh University; demonstration instrument to be compared with 13-key clarinet in C (84).
t.k.|dibley, 1991, 1992; h.|fricke, july 2005.
600; 529 to top of barrel.
purchased by Professor John Donaldson for the Music Classroom, University of Edinburgh, from Wood|&|Co, Edinburgh, 16|Jan|1856 for £2/2/-.