Technical description: Red varnished cocus wood with german silver crook, ferrules, keywork, and bell. Five pieces: original named cocus mouthpiece, crook, upper section. lower section, bell. Mouthpiece marked for a ligature. Device for a music card holder on crook. Key for closing the thumb-hole end-pivoted from below. Two speaker keys, the one on top of the upper section has a chimney and 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. All tone-holes covered. Tone-hole for R1 through tenon of upper section. Three RH thumb levers for a chromatic extension. Thumb rest with sling ring. 18 keys, 7 covered tone-holes.
L0: Plate; speaker 1 + 2.
L1: Plate; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L3: Plate; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R0: E♭₃; D₃; C♯₃; C₃.
R1: Plate; side F₄/ C₆; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R2: Plate + spectacle.
R3: Plate + spectacle (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: reed, ligature, reed-cap.
Red rubber on mouthpiece.
Previous ownership: ex- Tom Dibley collection.
H. Fricke, 2006.
ex- Tom Dibley collection.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.