Bassoon, medium brown stained wood, brass mounts, wing tenon and socket and crook socket lined with brass. Sixteen brass keys, round shallow-cupped, three mounted on pillars with rod-axles and the rest in saddles. Crook key and duplicate C sharp for left fourth finger. Three rollered keys for left thumb, all closing crook key. Key-guard with ornate cross in circular frame. Bolt securing wing to long joint. Brass base-plate to butt, held by two screws. Length overall is 124.0 cm. Length of wing and butt is 90.5 cm. Bell of later date and with profile not appropriate to the original instrument. Instrument has probably been cut down and altered to raise pitch. Upper end of long joint cracked; long joint socket in butt doubly cracked. Stamped: Key Charing Cross, London (Unicorn mark).

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