Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a fusiform swelling. L1 tone-hole lined with horn (?). Integral wooden thumb rest. Integral wooden bell rim. L3 key for F₄/C₆ instead of R1. All keys mounted in blocks except touchpiece for E♭₄/B♭₅, which is mounted in a saddle. Shaped L4 lever. 12 keys.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅; side F₄/C₆.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R3: T; B♭₃/F♮₅; side B♮₃/F♯₅.
R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅.
Keymount type: blocks, swelling, saddle.
Keyhead type: flat round.
Repair History: Mouthpiece and barrel are replacements. Polished, re-padded and new springs, Daniel Bangham, 1985.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
539 to top of upper tenon.
ex- Dick Abel collection.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.