Catalogue number: 8.7
Original name: Bass horn.
Type or system: Three keys.
Place of origin: Probably French, c.1815-1825.
Overall size: Main joint: c.840mm; crook: 561mm.
Sounding length: 1003mm.
Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 12.5mm av.; crook receiver: 35mm.
Technical description: Copper body with brass mounts. Three brass keys, with spring attached to the keys, mounted by saddles.
Faults: Fifth finger-hole chimney missing. Bell rim has come detached, bell badly bent. Numerous brass repair patches. Two key springs broken and missing.
Repair history: Numerous repair patches. New right-hand finger-hole chimneys on a brass plate fitted.
Illustration references: See below.
Previous owner: William Bentley or Lancelot Key.
Previous collection numbers: A and B: Item 33 or 97.