Clarinet, nominal pitch: B♭
MakerOsterried & Gerlach
Place MadeCentral Europe; Munich; Europe; Germany
Date MadeCirca 1900
DescriptionTechnical description: Stained boxwood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Sharing original named blackwood mouthpiece (grooved for cord with silver lay with (5296). Brille on upper section with vent just above R1. Additional L3 side F₄/C₆. Alternative R1 touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅. End pivoted F₃/C₅. Additional L4 lever for G♯₃/E♭₅. Joint between sections lined with german silver. German silver tube in thumb-hole. 17 keys, 4 rings, 4 black rollers. L0: T; speaker. L1: T + ring + vent; throat A♮; throat A♭. L2: T + ring + vent; alternative cross key for F₄/C₆. L3: T; E♭₄/B♭₅; side F₄/C₆. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅; alternative lever for G♯₃/E♭₅. R1: T; 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; alternative touchpiece for C♯₄/G♯₅. R2: T + ring + vent. R3: T + ring (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅. R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅. Keymount type: screwed in pillars with push-pins. Keyhead type: modern. Signature marks: Inscribed on both sections and bell with star / "OSTERRIED / GERLACH / MÜNCHEN / B"; on mouthpiece "GERLACH / MÜNCHEN"; on barrel "B / J PÖSCHL / MÜNCHEN". Playing accessories: Wooden reed-cap with an ivory ferrule. (5295) and (5296) in presumably original brown leather case lined with purple velvet. Also in case: wooden tenon protectors, mop, and cork grease. Crack in bell. Repair History: The barrel is a replacement. (5295) in B♭ and (5296) in A are a matched pair of clarinets.
Notesh. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
Measurements525, 595 with mouthpiece
ProvenanceBequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.
CollectionMIMEd; Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection