Technical description: Cocus wood with german silver crook, ferrules, keywork, and bell. Five pieces: mouthpiece, crook, upper section, lower section, upturned bell. Original named ebonite mouthpiece. Thumb-hole covered. Two speaker keys, the one on top of the upper section with a small chimney is used to overblow. The other one covers a tone-hole below and is used for throat B♭ with the the throat A key depressed. Brille on upper section with vents above L1 and below L2, all other tone-holes covered. Shaped thimb rest. Sling ring. Vent hole on bottom of lower section. 14 keys, 2 rings, 5 covered tone-holes, 4 black rollers.
L0: Plate; speaker 1+2.
L1: T + ring; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring.
L3: Plate; E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: Plate; side F₄/ C₆; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R3: Plate; cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: F₃/C₅; G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keyhead type: modern.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars with push pins.
Playing accessories: reed and ligature.
The Wooden reed-cap mentioned in the Shackleton's notes is missing.
Previous ownership: Lorenzini.
H. Fricke, 2006.
Lorenzini.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.