Oboe in C

Catalogue number: 3.9

Original name: Oboe in C.

Type or system: Simple system.

Maker: Louis & Co.

Place of origin: London, c.1925.

Overall size: 596mm.

Technical description: Three sections of cocus or rosewood. Upper joint: 252mm; lower joint: 254mm; bell: 123mm.

Silver plated keywork, ferrules and bell ring. German silver reed receiver lining, joint socket linings.

Inscription: Stamped on all three joints: “LOUIS / MAKER / LONDON”; Stamped on back of middle joint: “717”, Scratched at the foot of the bell: “9-46”.

Cases, etc: Original case.

Faults: Silver plating worn on some keys; one crack on the upper part of the bell.

Illustration references: See below.

Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 440 Hz.

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