Euphonium in B-flat (high pitch) model A82. Brass tubing. Four Périnet valves configured as a Blaikley compensating system. Socket for music card holder on main third valve loop. Fourth valve finger button, second valve slide and mouthpiece missing. Bell is stamped: CLASS.A/TRADEMARK/BOOSEY/COMPENSATING PISTONS/BOOSEY & Co./MAKERS/295 REGENT STt./LONDON/54613; Above inscription has been engraved by hand: I/12/1900/2ND.R.M.F; Each valve casing is stamped: PATENT; the numbers: 7,8,9,5 are also stamped on the casings of valves one to four respectively.
This instrument appears in two workshop order books, one for the valve cluster and one for the complete instrument. The piston book entry reads: Date given out: 24th Apr. 1899; No. of piston: 45920; No. of instrument: 54613; Description: Euphonium comps 4V 8; Model: Class A; Date received: 5th May 1899; Date made up: 17th April 1899; Workman's name: Haynes The entry for the complete instrument reads: Date given out: 17th Apr. 1899; Date received: 18th Apr. 1899; No. of piston: 45920; No. of instrument: 54613; Description: Bb euphonium; Model: A82; Charged to Regent Street: 16th June 1899; Given to polish: 18th May 1899; Workman's name: Wadham; Hours: Wadham 89 1/2 [wage] 59s.8d. Smallman 98 1/2 [wage] 13s.4d.; Amount: £3.13s.