Serpent in C
Catalogue number: 8.4
Original name: Serpent in C.
Type or system: Five keys.
Maker: John Roe.
Place of origin: Liverpool, c.1832-34.
Overall size: 723mm.
Sounding length: 2294mm.
Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 14.8mm; crook receiver: 24.7mm.
Technical description: Wooden body, covered with leather; three metal stays; six finger-holes bushed with ivory; five brass keys mounted on brass saddles with metal springs attached to the key. Brass bell garland, crook and crook receiver section.
Inscription: Engraved on crook receiver section: “John Roe, Maker / 37 Sir Thomas Buildings / Liverpool / A.N.S.B”.
Faults: Weak springs.
Repair history: Cork with leather pads recently fitted.
Illustration references: See below.
Specific references: New Langwill Index, p. 332.
Previous owner: Lancelot Key.
Previous collection numbers: A and B: Item 96.
Collection assignation: Key Collection.