Piccolo in C

Catalogue number: 2.2

Original name: Piccolo in C.

Type or system: Simple System.

Maker: Alfred [… Birmingham].

Place of origin: Birmingham, c.1860.

Overall size: 306mm.

Bore: Head joint: ellipse embouchure hole (9mm by 10mm) - 10.9mm; lower joint: 11.7mm - 8.1mm.

Technical description: Two sections of grenadilla with German silver keys. Needle springs. Head joint: 126.2mm, lower joint: 197mm. German silver ferrules and lining. Cork slider.

Inscription: Engraved on middle ferrule: “B.S.M” (Birmingham School of Music).

Faults: Slider damaged. Head joint leaking.

Illustration references: See below

Previous owner: William Bentley.

Previous collection numbers: A and B: Item 26.