Clarinet. Nominal pitch: B♭.
MakerT. Glen et al
Place MadeUnited Kingdom; Edinburgh; Scotland; Europe
Date MadeCirca 1830
DescriptionTechnical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys, bell. Mouthpiece of dark wood, socket-type with an ivory ferrule, grooved for cord with 10 grooves. Hardly thickened around socket. Socket 21mm deep, with crack c 21mm. Barrel: bulbous, with tenon 18.5mm long. Upper section: Speaker liner projects c 3.5mm into bore; A₄ key has ornamented head; speaker is plain. Blocks available to take throat B key for R1 but key never fitted and no tone-hole drilled. Middle section: wide ivory ferrule instead of thumb rest. Lower section: Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling.Bell discontinuous, with ivory rim. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throat A♮. L2: T. L3: T. L4: E₃/B♮₄; zig-zag F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T. R2: T. R3: T. R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keyhead type: square flat. Keymount type: blocks, swelling. Bell: there is a grain crack (perhaps only a burr) c 25mm above the rim, sugesting that the wood might be walnut instead of box; the ivory rim itself is intact but loose. Mouthpiece tip shipped. RH: Upper section: visible discontinuity c 23mm down bore may indicate repair to top tenon; bottom tenon has a crack and is lined with brass for c 28mm. Middle section has crack in socket, which has perhaps been lined with wood; two wooden plugs are visible on opposite sides of the bore c 23mm from top; tenon damaged and lined for c 15mm with brass. Lower section: the note-hole of the E♭ key is lined with brass and the key itself has been repaired with soft solder; a crack in the right-hand block of the bascule key has been glued but not pinned. Specific literature references: G.S. (1958) No. 26; G.S. (1968) No. 155. Current ownership: Gift of L.G. Langwill, 1981.
NotesT.K. Dibley, 1992, 1986; R. Neil, 21.4.85; H. Fricke, July 2005.
ProvenanceGift of L.G. Langwill, 1981.
CollectionLangwill Collection; MIMEd