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    • IND ?> Inv. number


    • CN/NP ?> Common name / Nominal Pitch

      Oboe in C

    • TS ?> Type or system

      Elaborate système 3 (hybrid système 4)

    • MK ?> Maker


    • IN ?> Mark, inscriptions

      BREVETE / 2 / (barbican tower with 3 merlons) / TRIEBERT / A PARIS – on TJ and B;

      BREVETE / (barbican tower with 3 merlons) / TRIEBERT / A PARIS – on MJ.

      “0” on back of TJ and MJ.

    • PL ?> Place of origin Paris
    • DM ?> Date of making Probably second half of the 19th century.
    • MATERIALS Probably rosewood, with nickel silver keywork.
    • Body Length 569.3mm

      Flat, round lipped key-heads. Instrument combining both system no.3 and system no.4 characteristics. It also resembles somehow the system no.5, but without the thumb-plate: 2 manual octave keys; half-hole plateau for L1; C and Bb vent holes on one long axle ‘Nonon Style’; two ring keys for R2 and R3, connected with low C-key for d3 improvement. ‘Double kidney’ levers for L4, low B key on bell.

      3rd hole doubled with finger cove.

      No vent-holes nor inner rim in bell.

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

    • FL ?> Faults

      Oboe in good condition. Repaired crack on bell. Keywork needs revision.

    • UP ?> Usable Pitch

      A= c.435Hz with reed TL 65mm / staple 42mm ‘Bernadini / tip width 8.5mm.

    • FM ?> Further information on maker

      Triebert (1855).

      Fétis (1866).

      Pierre (1893).

      Ventzke (1985).

      Da Silva (1992).

      Howe (2011).

    • Remarks

      This oboe does not match any of the keywork systems of Triebert’s 1855 catalogue. It bares characteristics of system 3, 4 and 5 but without the thumb-plate. Most of all it looks like a modernized system no.3 oboe, and probably made after 1855.