Technical description: Blackwood with german silver plated ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, one-piece body, bell. Ebonite mouthpiece grooved for cord. Tube in the thumb-hole. Open standing vent between L3 and R1 tone-hole, closed by L3 and R1. C sharp mechanism. Extra key with vent for the intonation of F♯₄ and forked F₄/C₆. Vents for the improvement of throat B♭₃/F♮₅/F♯₅. Vent hole in bell through lower tenon of joint. 16 keys, 6 rings, 4 black rollers.
L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring + vent.
L3: T + ring; E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; alternative lever for G♯₃/E♭₅.
R1: T + ring + vent; side F₄/C₆; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side trill key for throat G*Sharp-A or C₆-D₆; side trill for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R2: T + ring + two vents.
R3: T + ring + vent (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars. Keyhead type: modern.
Playing accessories: two barrels for each instrument, 2 marked "Es", two marked "D"; one mouthpiece for each instrument. One extra mouthpiece (there must have been four mouthpieces). In presumably original case with D clarinet (5293). Also in case: silver plated reed-cap; screwdriver; sand paper; "GS" (German) reeds, cleaning rod, cork grease, cord.
A matched pair of clarinets in E♭ and D with (5293).
Previous ownership: a player Tonhalle Zürich, via Thomas Reil.
Inscribed on Mouthpiece, body and bell: "ES / WURLITZER / FRITZ / ERLBACH I/V / 1436 / Es" [i.e. im Vogtland]; on bell also "MADE IN GERMANY"; on barrel "Es".
429, 489 with mouthpiece.
a player Tonhalle Zürich, via Thomas Reil.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.