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.