Technical description: Blackwood with german silver ferrules and keywork, metal crook and metal bell. Five pieces: mouthpiece, crook, upper section, lower section, upturned bell. Unnamed cocus wood mouthpiece marked for a ligature, probably not original. Short crook with device for a music card holder. 2 speakers: a long one to overblow, a short one to give an in-tune throat B♭. Plate on thumb-hole. Lowest tone-hole in bell. C sharp mechanism. 13 keys, 3 rings. 4 covered tone-holes.
L0: Plate; speaker 1; speaker 2.
L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + ring.
L3: Plate; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: Plate; side F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R2: T + ring + vent.
R3: Plate (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.
Cased in trapezoidal leather box with violet velvet. Box marked K. H. 1.
Cracked in upper section.
Previous ownership: U. Rhodes of Leeds, who obtained it in Sicily.
H. Fricke, Oct-Dec 2006.
U.|Rhodes of Leeds, who obtained it in Sicily.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.