Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Barrel waisted.
Upper section: speaker liner projects into bore; cross key for E♭₄/B♭₅ mounted on the right side (from player's view).
Lower section: no thumb rest; levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L3: T; E♭₄/B♭₅,
L4: cross C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; zig-zag F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; trill key for throat A-B♮.
R2: T; cross B♮₃/F♯₅,
R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keymount type: blocks, swelling,
Keyhead type: flat square.
Mouthpiece missing; barrel cracked. Cracks and scratches in the upper section.
Repair History: Upper section cracked and pinned; bell rim possibly a replacement. The inscribed numbering of the sections suggests a composite instrument made from parts of two instruments, possibly from a set of numbered instruments.
r. neil, 1986; t.k. dibley, 1992; h. fricke, july 2005.
528 to top of barrel.
Purchased in 1983 with assistance from the Government's Local Museums Purchase Fund and the University's General Council Trust.