Ophicleide Bass Horn/Russian Bassoon

Catalogue number: 8.3

Original name: Ophicleide bass horn / Russian bassoon.

Type or system: Nine Keys.

Maker: Unknown.

Place of origin: Unknown, mid-19th Century.

Overall size: 1140mm.

Sounding length: 1850mm.

Technical description: Wooden body . Keys mounted on separate wooden plugs attached to the body of the instrument.

Faults: In very poor condition. Crook missing.

Illustration references: See below.

Previous owner: William Bentley.

Previous collection numbers: A: Item 34; B: Item 33.

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