Oboe. Stained boxwood. Two brass keys with circular flat flaps with leather pads, held within block mounts (one square and one round). Three joints. Upper and lower joints each have three tone holes, the third on the upper joint a double hole, and string lapped tenons. Two vent holes in bell. All three joints are stamped: GOULDING/LONDON .overall: 582 x 60 x 60 mm;
This was one of a number of instruments from the Boosey & Co. collection that appeared at the Royal Military Exhibition held at Chelsea Barracks in 1890. The catalogue for the exhibition states that 'This instrument was formerly the standard working model for Goulding's maker.'