Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Mouthpiece of dark wood grooved with 11 grooves for cord. Barrel hardly waisted, two ivory ferrules, one half-round, one flat, both ornamented with grooves.
Upper section: All blocks strengthened with brass pins. Speaker liner projects almost to centre of bore.
Lower section: wide half-round ferrule, no thumb key. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling. Bell: hardly continuous. Half-round rim on bell. All tone-holes under keys are lined with brass (Wood's patent of 1800).
L0: T; straight speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: cross C♯₃/G♯₅; bascule E₃/B♮₄; zig-zag F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; side trill key for throat A-B♮.
R2: T; cross B♮₃/F♯₅.
R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keymount type: Blocks and bell-shaped swelling.
Keyhead type: flat round.
With leather wallet marked "M F / A".
Upper section: chipped on lowest block.
Repair History: The flare at the wide end of the lower section seems to have been enlarged to suit a wide bell.
a. myers, 11.2.95; t.k. dibley, 29.3.95; h. fricke, july 2005.
589; 530.5 to top of barrel; bell overall diameter c|71.