Technical description: Blackwood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: Original ebonite mouthpiece, barrel, one piece body, bell. Upper tenon strengthened with german silver. Articulated C♯₄/G♯₅. Curved speaker; speaker-hole on the front of the instrument; chimney. Tube in thumb-hole. 15 keys, 6 rings, 4 rollers.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring + vent.
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.
R2: T + ring +vent.
R3: T + ring (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅.
Keyhead type: modern.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Playing accessories: ligature.
Some springs tired.
Previous ownership: ex- Bill Burkett; ex- Alfred Zetzer (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra).
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
641; with mouthpiece 702.
ex- Bill Burkett; ex- Alfred Zetzer (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra).; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.