422.211.2 (single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes

Clarinet in high E-flat. Clarinet. Nominal pitch: E-flat. Brass body and keywork, cocuswood mouthpiece, possibly original. Metal mouthpiece cover, possibly original. The brass parts have traces of plating. Three pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, integral left hand joint/right hand joint/lower joint/bell. Simple system, no patent C-sharp key. The keys are pillar-mounted with saltspoon cup covers. The pillars are soldered to base plates. All tone holes have chimneys; the thumbhole and top four fingerholes also have oval-shaped rims. The straight speaker key has a projecting liner. The levers of the bascule and C-sharp keys curve on either side of the E-flat tone hole; the bascule then curves round the C-sharp head. This design is also found on metal clarinets by Distin. The bell is strengthened with a simple brass garland. The ferrule at the top of the bell has screw socket for a music lyre. There is a pillar-mounted shaped thumb-rest on the back. The barrel joint is stamped 'H.POTTER/LONDON/& ALDERSHOTT'; bell stamped 'H.POTTER/-maker-/30 Charing Cross Road/LONDON/and at/ALDERSHOTT'.

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