422.211.2 (single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes

Twelve-keyed clarinet in B-flat. Index card reads: Twelve brass keys, round, flat, ten mounted in blocks and two in saddles. Three finger holes lined with brass. Boxwood; ivory mounts. The mouthpiece seems not to be original. Thomas Key worked at 20 Charing Cross between 1815 and 1840, and this clarinet would have been made late in that period. Check key-springs and pads. Suitable for restoration. Length overall: 653 mm, without mouthpiece: 600 mm; Bore at mouthpiece: 13.5 mm, at middle joint: 13.5 mm, at bell joint: 20 mm. Left hand joint, integral right hand/lower joint and bell stamped 'KEY/LONDON', with a unicorn's head emblem beneath. The bell also has 'CHARING CROSS' stamped beneath this.

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