Technical description: Chrome plated skeleton metal body with chrome plated ferrules and keywork. Three pieces: Original named and numbered mouthpiece, upper section with integral barrel, lower section with integral bell. Simple system with Barret action. Straight speaker. Long tailed A♭ key. One additional trill key for R1. Shaped C♯₄/G♯₅ key to enable gliding to L4 bascule keys. Covered tone-hole under R2 to avoid finger spacing. Tone-hole for R1 through upper tenon. Shaped thumb rest. 13 keys, 3 rings, 1 plate, 4 ebonite rollers.
L0: T; speaker.
L1: T; throat A♮.
L2: T + ring; throat A♭.
L3: T + ring; cross E♭₄/B♭₅.
L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅.
R1: T; Barret action (F₄/C₆; E♭₄/B♭₅); side trills 1-2.
R3: T + spectacle (forked B♭₃/F♮₅); cross B♭₃/F♮₅.
R4: G♯₃/E♭₅; F₃/C₅.
Keyhead type: modern.
Keymount type: pillars.
Playing accessories: reed, ligature, silver plated reed-cap.
With original double case for an A and B♭ clarinet. Also in case: Chrome plated reed box with two reeds "Selmer Soloist" and "E. Richards". Cleaner. Cork grease.
Previous ownership: purchased circa 1970.
h. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
632, 702 with mouthpiece.
purchased circa 1970.; Bequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.