Clarinet in B-flat. Ebonite with German silver keys, mounts and ferrules. Tenons lapped with cork. Thirteen keys, simple system, patent F-sharp/C-sharp key. Keys are of modern design and are mounted on pillars. Identical stamps appear on upper joint (below speaker key) and bell. Both read: EXELSIOR/CLASS/HAWKES & SON/MAKERS/LONDON/13816; Serial number 13816 is also stamped on barrel. Stamp on lower joint reads: HAWKES & SON/MAKERS/LONDON/13816/Bb LP; Mouthpiece, ligature and cap are not original. Reed cap is stamped: C. MAHILLON. Mouthpiece is stamped: Boosey & Hawkes ltd./LONDON/B.M.3. See also detailed description below, by Thomas K. Dibley.
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