Technical description: Rosewood with german silver keys. Also two ferrules at the sockets, the ring on the bell and the reed well lining are in german silver. The sockets are unlined. Simple octave keys. The keys for E♭-dup, low B, B and C are the only levers.
L1: PP; 8.2
L4: G♯; E♭-dup; low
R1: T; B♭; C.
R3: R; F.
R4: low C; C♯; E♭.
Usuable pitch: Old Philharmonic pitch A4 = 453 Hz
Performance characteristics: Free blowing, pleasant tone quality using a smaller reed than would be used for a modern oboe. The intonation - as far as can be ascertained with the instrument in its present condition - is reasonable.
Specific usage history: According to donor, formerly used orchestrally in the South Wales Valleys.