Basset-horn in E-flat
Grenser & Wiesner, German, 1817–1826 German
Approximate length of air column 118.5 cm (46 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Boxwood, horn, ivory, brass
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In E-flat. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings. Horn knee. Brass bell. Cocuswood mouthpiece (later). Made in seven parts: mouthpiece, barrel (later), upper bodyjoint, knee (120-degree bend), lower bodyjoint, kasten, and bell. Six fingerholes and one thumbhole. Sixteen square keys (Young type C) of brass (c, c-sharp, d, e-flat, f, f-sharp, g-sharp, b-flat, b, c-sharp', e- flat', f', g-sharp, a', and speaker), mounted on rings, blocks, and brass saddles. At least five keys (b-flat, b, c-sharp', e-flat', and f'), mounted on brass saddles, appear to be later.