Clarinet. Nominal pitch: B♭.
Place MadeGermany; Europe; Central Europe
Date MadeCirca 1900-1940
DescriptionTechnical description: Blackwood with german silver keywork and ferrules. Five pieces; mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, and bell. Original ebonite mouthpiece grooved for cord. All tenon socket connections lined with german silver. Articulated C♯₄/G♯₅ opened with L4, closed with R1, also disconnectable. Disconnectable C sharp mechanism. F₃/E₃ correction for R0. 17 keys, 6 rings, 4 black rollers. L0: T; speaker corresponding with first ring. L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭. L2: T + ring + vent; alternative cross key for F₄/C₆. L3: T + ring; E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; alternative lever for B♭₃/F₅; 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-A or C₆-D₆; side trill for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C; alternative touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅. R2: T + ring + vents. R3: T + ring (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. With original beige leather case lined with green velvet. Label inside lid "G.H. Hüller / Holzblasinstrumentenfabrik / SCHÖNECK i/V.". Also in case: mop, 3 tenon protectors, cork grease, 3 reeds, cord, one extra bell, cleaning cloth from Gottfried Meinert, Markneukirchen, and one extra mouthpiece. Specific usage history: traces from a music card holder indicate probable use in a marching band.
Other InformationSpecific usage history: traces from a music card holder indicate probable use in a marching band.
Notesh. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
Measurements609, 683 with mouthpiece
Provenancepurchased via eBay Germany.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.
CollectionSir Nicholas Shackleton Collection; MIMEd