Technical description: Blackwood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Average Boehm system but with a long tailed throat A♭ key that enables the Continental fingering as well as the British. Plate for L0. 17 keys, 5 rings, 1 plate.
L0: T + ring F₄/C♮₆; speaker.
L1: T + ring F♯₄; throat A♮.
L2: T + E♭₄/B♭₅ corresponding ring; throat A♭.
L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; F₃/C♮₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T + ring B♭₃/F♮₅ via correspondence; side E♭₄/B♭₅; side F♯₄/C♯₆; trills 1-2.
R2: T + ring B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence.
R3: T + ring B♮₃/F♯₅ via correspondence; cross B♮₃/F♯₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; E₃/B♮₄; F₃/C♮₅; F♯₃/C♯₅.
Keymount type: screwed in pillars.
Keyhead type: modern.
Playing accessories: reed, ligature. With one case with (5178).
A pair with (5178), sharing one mouthpiece.
Repair History: The mouthpiece is a replacement.
H. Fricke, Oct-Dec 2006.
634, 706 with mouthpiece.
Michael Whight.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.