Collection AbbreviationD-Ilshofen: Thalheimer
Accession764/438
Maker AbbreviationOtto
Lowest Notec'
Sizetenor
Year Made1933
Pitch435
Pieces3
Length647
Keys1
Material Bodycocobolo with ebonite beak
Material Mounts2 nickel silver ferrules; beak ebonite-sheathed
Material Keysnickel silver
NotesDistributor's mark on beak: NAGEL
Mark on beak: D.R.G.M. 1. 249 532 / D.R.G.M. 1 248 339
Harlan fingering
The Deutches-Reichs-Gebrauchs Muster (a sort of patent) for ebonite recorder blocks was issued to Rudolf Otto in 1932; that for the ebonite sheathing on the beak was issued in 19323.
Otto supplied this model exclusively to the firm Adolph Nagel in Hanover. Franz Julius Giesbert noted of a corresponding soprano recorder that "... the sound is slightly softer than the soprano recorder made entirely of Cocopolo [sic]".
Thalheimer (2013: 122-123)