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Clarinet in E-flat by Graves & Co., Winchester, New Hampshire, ca. 1835

NMM 2653.  Clarinet in E-flat by Graves & Co., Winchester, New Hampshire, ca. 1835 Left side of Graves clarinet Back side of Graves clarinet Right side of Graves clarinet

NMM 2653. Clarinet in E-flat by Graves & Co., Winchester, New Hampshire, ca. 1835. Four sections. Stamped on barrel, top joint, and two places on bottom joint: GRAVES & Co / WINCHESTER / N. H.; on bell: [eagle] / GRAVES & Co / WINCHESTER / N. H. / Eb. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in round rings. Upper joint mounting rings, bottom joint stock bulge, and bottom ring reinforced with pins. Cranked left-hand f# / c#2 key. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell), 441.5 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


Maker's Signature Stamped on Bell

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Maker's stamp on bell


Close-up View of Two Keys Mounted on Round Rings

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Close-up of A1 and register keys

A1 and Register Keys


Literature:  Jerry E. Kramer, Clarinets Made Between 1800 and 1880 from the Collections of the Shrine to Music Museum, M.M. thesis (University of South Dakota, 1983), pp. 55-57, Plate VI.


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