The artifact consists of the flared bell and the cylindrical lower tube of a wooden clarinet. The upper tube and mouth piece are missing. Brass keys or buttons line the lower tube of the instrument. Two ivory rings embellish the tube and flared end of the clarinet. Etched along the side of the lower tube is the maker's name, Euler, and the manufacturing location, Frankfurt. Similarly, the name, S. T. Kempton, the year 1863, and Kempton's age, 15, are etched along the lower tube's side.