Clarinet. Nominal pitch: B♭.
Place MadeParis; France; Western Europe; Europe
DescriptionBlackwood with german silver ferrules and keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Saxophone fingering - basically a covered-hole simple system with patent C sharp and articulated G♯, but with Boehm right hand and B♭ arrangement on left hand. 4 ebonite rollers; 4 regulating screws; speaker curved, chimney near-cylindrical; liner of 'thumb-hole' projects c 1mm into bore. Tenons and sockets lined with silver. Hole in tenon of upper section. 14 keys, 7 covered finger holes. L0: speaker: thumb-plate giving F♯₄/c♯₆ when closed. L1: straight key for A natural; cross-over key for A♭ (touch long enough for L2 to reach); finger-plate giving E♮₄ when closed with L0, B♮₅ when closed with LO + speaker, controlling a vent which is also closed by L2. L2: finger-plate closing tone-hole and a vent, also the vent under L1. L3: cross-key for E♭₄/B♭₅; finger-plate closing only one tone-hole. L4: cross-key for C♯₄/G♯₅ articulated with R1-2-3; bascule key for E♮₃/B♮₄ linked to patent C sharp; side key for F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: side key for trills throat A to B♭ and B♮; another for trills throat B♭ to B♮ and C♮; side key for F₄/C₆ (alternative to the cross-fingering); side key for E♭₄/B♭₅; finger-plate closing tone-hole and a vent which is also closed by R2-3, also operating lower part of correspondence. R2: finger-plate closing tone-hole, vent and correspondence as above. R3: cross-key for B♮₃/F♯₅ (used with R2 open); finger-plate closing tone-hole, vent and correspondence as above. R4: rod-key for G♯₃/E♭₅; rod-key for F₃/C♮₅ linked to patent C sharp. Keymount type: screwed in pillars. Keyhead type: modern. Playing accessories: reed, ligature, reed-cap.
Notesh. fricke, oct-dec 2006.
Measurements587, 658 with mouthpiece.
ProvenanceBequest of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, 2006.
CollectionSir Nicholas Shackleton Collection; MIMEd