Instrument Pictures & Details - John Kilpatrick
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Keyboard Instruments made by John Kilpatrick
(clavichords, spinets, virginals, harpsichords)

 

Other Instruments

Martin Baritone Saxophone
(1934 Handcraft model)

Besson Contrabass Clarinet
in the Bate Collection

Amati Full Boehm Clarinet
model ACL 615
includes link to comparison of Standard & Full Boehm

Amati Low-C Bass Clarinet
model ACL 692

Leblanc Contrabass Clarinet and 
Contrabass & Bass Clarinet Stand
Model 340; K&M 15045 + mods

Steel Drum
(a low-C tenor pan from Gill's Steelpan Shop, Trinidad)

Tarogato
An updated Hungarian folk instrument
(of interest to clarinet and saxophone players)

Dulcitone
A "portable piano", more like a Celesta
(page awaiting development!)

 

John Kilpatrick's Home Page
and links to choral music and other things

Instruments I've made
When I added this section I found that my records were rather flaky, so there is not as much detail as I would have liked.
Apart from one, all these instruments were made from kits, either Zuckerman or John Storrs.
Pictures, where available: click on the miniature (many scanned at rather low resolution - may improve later).

No 1 Storrs Clavichord in Walnut
(in private possession in Sheffield)
1975
No 2 Zuckerman Flemish V Harpsichord; 8'+4' 1976
No 3 Zuckerman Flemish VI Harpsichord; 2x8'
(in private possession in Amsterdam)
1978
No 4 Zuckerman Fretted Clavichord 1979
No 5 Zuckerman Flemish VIII Harpsichord; 8'+4'
(in private possession in Staffordshire)
1978 05-zf8.jpg (135645 bytes)
No 6 Zuckerman Italian Virginal
(known to have been sold on by original owner)
1979
No 7 Zuckerman Flemish VIII Harpsichord; 2x8' 1980
No 8 Storrs 2-manual Harpsichord
(kept by me for a while, later sold through Early Music Shop, thought now to be in Japan)
1981
No 9 Zuckerman Italian Virginal V
(in private possession in Sheffield)
1981  
No 10 Zuckerman English Bentside Spinet
(original owner deceased)
1981/2 10-esp.jpg (39246 bytes)
No 11 Storrs Bentside Spinet
(in private possession in Leicestershire)
1982 11-ssp.jpg (39996 bytes)
No 12 Storrs Clavichord in Poplar
(in private possession in Sheffield)
1983 12-clav.jpg (53800 bytes)
No 13 Completion of part-finished Storrs 2-manual Harpsichord
(destroyed in 1996 in a school arson attack)
The number 13 is a later allocation!!
1986  
No 14 Storrs 2-manual Harpsichord
(in my possession)
1991
No 15 Own design Unfretted Clavichord
(in my possession) 
1992
No 16 Storrs Bentside Spinet 
The Flemish-style decoration may nmake this instrument unique.
2013

Long gap between 1992 and 2013? I hadn't intended to make another, but a started kit became available 
in the form of an offer I couldn't refuse. So, there we are!

Repairs & overhauls

Storrs Triangular Spinet
An instrument made locally: owner deceased. Overhauled, including work on stringing and action, and sold by request.
2005 spinet-2-e.jpg (15017 bytes)
How to make a Leak Light

RATHER MORE TO FOLLOW (if I get round to it!)

John Kilpatrick