422.211.2

Klarnet, simple system clarinet in G.Index card (by Tom Dibley 3/4/97) reads: Clarinet in G. Simple system: no patent C sharp. Unstamped. Purchased Istanbul Turkey in 1989. Metal, chromium plated: two joints with integral bell and barrel: mouthpiece cocus, large cf tenor sax: keys plated, modern, on pillars silver-soldered to body (no base plates): thumb-rest cast, apparently plated with body after soldering: bell spun separately but now fixed to body: mouthpiece with reed, ligature and plated reed cap: all tone holes have chimneys, most finger holes have rims: R4 keys have rollers: spring of bascule on head, not lever: tenon of lower joint lapped with cork. Bascule key guide binding. Length overall: 789 mm; Bore at mouthpiece: 16.2 mm; at top of upper joint: 15.2 mm; at bottom of upper joint: 15.7 mm; overall diameter of rim: 76 mm. An interesting instrument stated by Picken to be "now extinct" (Folk Instruments of Turkey, OUP 1975 p.511) but must be wrong. Said to be used by "small-town, urban, folk dance" players. Alan Hacker has a similar inst. By R.Kor, Bursa, Turkey.

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