Technical description: Black varnished blackwood with silver plated german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Most features of the Oehler system, but no additional lever for B♭₃/F₅ and no F₃/E₃ correction. Vent hole in bell through lower section tenon to improve the intonation of low notes. C sharp mechanism not disconnectable. 16 keys, 6 rings, 4 black rollers.
L0: T; speaker corresponding with first ring.
L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring + vent; alternative cross key for F₄/C₆.
L3: T + ring; E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; alternative lever for G♯₃/E♭₅.
R1: T + ring + vent; side F₄/C₆; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side trill key for throat G-A or C₆-D₆; side trill for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C; alternative touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅.
R2: T + ring + vent.
R3: T + ring (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Keyhead type: modern.
In a small black modern case with blue plush.
Repair History: Varnished.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
Die Holzbläser, Berlin (Thomas Reichle).; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.