Catalogue number: 4.3

Original name: Clarinet.

Type or system: Five or six key English.

Maker: William Milhouse.

Place of origin: London, c.1815-20.

Overall size: 351mm, bell diameter: 81mm.

Technical description: Two sections of boxwood (originally three sections and barrel). Ivory ferrules and bell rim. Lower joint: 235mm; bell: 116mm.

Large flat square brass keys (flap design A ) mounted on raised rings and blocks.

Inscription: Stamped on top and bottom of lower joint: “W.MILHOUSE / LONDON”; stamped on bell: “W.MILHOUSE / LONDON / 337 OXFORD ST.”.

Associated with other items: Possibly associated with 4.13 and 4.14 “W.MILHOUSE / LONDON” mouthpieces.

Faults: Mouthpiece and upper joint missing; bell upper ferrule missing; B natural key broken - shank missing but flap remains, held onto raised block by the pin.

Recording references: Click here

Illustration references: See below

Previous collection numbers: A and B: Item 113.

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