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    {Riviere&Hawkes}

      © MIM Photo Anne Deknock
    • IND ?> Inv. number

      2014.718

    • CN/NP ?> Common name / Nominal Pitch

      Oboe in C

    • TS ?> Type or system

      Elaborate système 3 (hybrid système 4)

    • MK ?> Maker

      Rivière & Hawkes

    • IN ?> Mark, inscriptions

      EXCELSIOR / RIVIERE&HAWKES / 28LEICESTERSQre  / LONDON – on bell only.

      “1” on MJ front.

    • PL ?> Place of origin London
    • DM ?> Date of making Last quarter of the 19th century.
    • MATERIALS Rosewood with nickel silver keywork.
    • MEASUREMENTS
    • Body Length 537mm
    • TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

      Nickel silver keywork, ferrules, thumb rest and reed cylinder.

      Round keyhead type Heyde-181/3 with circle engraving on keyheads.

      Hybrid system no.3/4 oboe with some particularities: 2 manual octave keys, “double kidney” levers for L3 recalling system no.3 but with the system no.4 vent hole for C.

      Two ring-keys for R2 and R3, but no junction with C-key, for d3 improvement.

      C-D or B-C# trill key for L3. Low B key on bell.

      Key-holes milled out with countersunk edge.

      SATK Springs attached to the keys.

      3rd hole doubled, with finger cove.

      No inner rim on bell.

      Metal lining: reed well,MJ top, bell top and end.

       

    • FL ?> Faults

      Instrument in excellent condition. No cracks and very little wear and tear. However, the instrument is not in playing condition: the keywork needs revision, but shows traces of a recent overhaul.

    • UP ?> Usable Pitch

      A=c.442-445Hz with reed TL 65mm / staple 42mm ‘Bernadini / tip width 8.5mm.