Technical description: Rosewood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, upper section with integral barrel, lower section, bell. Cocus wood mouthpiece marked for a ligature. 17 keys, 6 rings.
L0: T + ring F₄/C♮₆; speaker.
L1: T + ring F♯₄; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + E♭₄/B♭₅ corresponding ring.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; F₃/C♮₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T + ring B♭₃/F♮₅ via correspondence; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side F♯₄/C♯₆; trills 1-2.
R2: T + ring B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence.
R3: T + ring B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence; cross B♮₃/F♯₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; E₃/B♮₄; F₃/C♮₅; F♯₃/C♯₅.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Keyhead type: modern.
Playing accessories: ligature.
Case, purple-lined, contains 3 clarinets, (5298) in B♭, (5476) in A, (5477) in C; there were 6 mouthpieces, now 5, all made from cocus wood.
Also in case: an empty reed case, an empty grease-pot, the base of a music card holder.
The three clarinets (5298) in B♭, ( 5476) in A, (5477) in C seem to be a matched set.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
635, 706 with mouthpiece.
Tony Bingham; from Paris.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.