Technical description: Rosewood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Tuning slide between barrel and upper section and between upper and lower section. Curved speaker with chimney on front of the instrument. Long British throat A♭ key. Shaped thumb rest. 12 keys, 2 rings.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L2: T; throat A♭.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; side F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R2: T + spectacle.
R3: T + spectacle (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.
Cased in a black leather case.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
London auction.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.