Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys, bell. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a fusiform swelling. 4 cross keys in saddles, 6 keys in blocks or turned wooden rings. Thumb-hole lined with a brass tube.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L2: T; cross F₄/C₆,
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: cross C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R3: T; B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keymount type: turned wooden rings, blocks, swelling, saddles.
Keyhead type: flat square.
Repair History: Replacement barrel and bell (by Daniel Bangham). The mouthpiece is a replacement.
Usable pitch: circa 430.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
608, 682 with original mouthpiece.
Bought from Keith Puddy; previously from Tony Bingham, London.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.