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Annotated Checklist of Boehm System Clarinets
by Henri Selmer, Paris
and H. & A. Selmer, Elkhart, Indiana

(in chronological order)

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NMM 3060. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1927. Distributed by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. Stamped on barrel and bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on top joint: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / FRANCE (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath). Stamped on bell: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / FRANCE (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / SOLE AGENTS / U.S. & CAN. / [in banner] SELMER / ELKHART [angled around standing woman holding a music lyre within a triangle] INDIANA / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. Serial number 2135. Full-Boehm metal model 20M. German-silver body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Barrel: tunable, with screw mechanism. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  632.0 mm. Mouthpiece, hard rubber, stamped: Noblet / Paris. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1982.


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NMM 5951. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1927. Distributed by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. Four sections. Stamped on barrel: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within an oval cartouche) / SI.b / NORMAL. Stamped on top joint: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within an oval cartouche) / FRANCE. Stamped on bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within an oval cartouche). Stamped on bell: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within an oval cartouche) / FRANCE / SOLE AGENTS / U.S. & CAN. / [in banner] SELMER / ELKHART [angled around standing woman holding a music lyre within a triangle] INDIANA / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. Serial number 2048. Selmer Master model 18M. German-silver body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 18 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2. Barrel: screw-type tuning mechanism. Key modifications: curved, throat g-sharp/a-flat key. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell): 598.0 mm. Mouthpiece, white plastic, black tooth-patch stamped: Brilhart [script] / Tonalin / 3266T. Gift of Lawrence Romeiser, North Platte, Nebraska, 1996.


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NMM 5837. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1927-1929. Distributed by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. Stamped on barrel and bell: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on top joint: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / FRANCE (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath). Stamped on bell: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / FRANCE / SOLE AGENTS / U.S. & CAN. / [in banner] SELMER / ELKHART [angled around standing woman holding a music lyre within a triangle] INDIANA / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. Serial number 1783. Full-Boehm metal model 20M. German-silver body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Barrel: tunable, with screw mechanism. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell): 632.0 mm. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.


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NMM 5843. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1928-1938. Four sections. Stamped on top joint: [music lyre] / [eagle] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (H. SELMER Á PARIS in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram) / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on barrel and bell: [eagle] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (H. SELMER Á PARIS in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram). Serial number 1243. Full-Boehm model 20 with plateau keys. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 1 ring for left-hand thumb, 6 plateau keys, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Key modifications: curved, throat g-sharp/a-flat key; rounded, left-hand f-sharp/c-sharp1 fourth-finger key; oval-shaped, sideways oriented, extra a-flat/e-flat2 key for left-hand pinkie. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  638.0 mm. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.


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NMM 10824. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, 1929. Four sections. Stamped on top joint: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram) / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on bottom joint and bell: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram). Serial number 5071. Full-Boehm model 20. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell): 636.0 mm. Mouthpiece unmarked, synthetic. Gift of Rodney L. Edinton, Marysville, Kansas, 2005.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "Selmer's Lullaby," National Music Museum Newsletter, 24, No. 2 (May 2007), p. 3.


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NMM 6193. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1929-1930. Four sections. Stamped on top joint: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram) / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on bottom joint and bell: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram). Serial number 5345. Full-Boehm model 20. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Barrel: ebonite, lined with metal, with screw-type tuning device on upper socket (lower socket not metal-lined). Thumbrest: tilted slightly to upper right to accommodate thumb contour. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  634.0 mm. Part of a set with NMM 6194. Gift of Alan Bates, Hockessin, Delaware, 1998.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "Historically Speaking," The Clarinet 32, No. 2 (March 2005), pp. 28-29.


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NMM 6194. Clarinet in A by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1929-1930. Four sections. Stamped on top joint: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram) / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on bottom joint and bell: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram). Serial number 5364. Full-Boehm model 20. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Barrel: ebonite, lined with metal, with screw-type tuning device on upper socket (lower socket not metal lined). Thumbrest: tilted slightly to upper right to accommodate thumb contour. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  668.0 mm. Part of a set with NMM 6193. Gift of Alan Bates, Hockessin, Delaware, 1998.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "Historically Speaking," The Clarinet 32, No. 2 (March 2005), pp. 28-29.


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NMM 5986. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1929-1931. Distributed by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. Stamped on barrel and bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS [within a wreath]. Stamped on top joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS [within a wreath] / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on bell: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS [within a wreath] / SOLE AGENTS / U. S & CAN. / [in banner] Selmer / ELKHART [angled around standing woman holding a music lyre within a triangle] INDIANA / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF / MADE IN FRANCE. Serial number K5429. Full-Boehm model 20. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  635.0 mm. Mouthpiece, ebonite, stamped: *Professional* / Sumner / Acousticut 3. Gift of James "Red" McLeod, Edina, Minnesota, 1996.


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NMM 1629. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1930. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on bell: Geo. M. Bundy / [diagonal line] / Paris. Selmer-Bundy model 1501. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  592.0 mm. Mouthpiece of black, hard rubber, unmarked. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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NMM 4580. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1930. Four sections. Stamped on top joint: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram) / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on barrel, bottom joint, and bell: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram). Serial number 7969. Full-Boehm model 20. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  627.0 mm. Mouthpiece, crystal, stamped: O'Brien / 5. Gift of James Nyberg, Yankton, South Dakota, 1989.


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NMM 5868. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1930. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on bell: Geo. M. Bundy (script) / [diagonal line] / PARIS. Selmer-Bundy model 1503. German-silver body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 18 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  595.0 mm. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.


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NMM 5871. Clarinet in E-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1930. Two sections. Stamped on body and bell: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within oval cartouche) / FRANCE. Serial number 6005. Selmer model 15M. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  424.0.0 mm. Mouthpiece: ebonite, stamped: A. Lelandais [script] / France. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.


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NMM 14182. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1930. Distributed by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. Four sections. Stamped on bell: HENRI / SELMER/ PARIS (all within a wreath) / SOLE AGENTS / U.S. & CAN. / [in banner] SELMER / ELKHART [angled around standing woman holding a music lyre within a triangle] INDIANA / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / MADE IN FRANCE; stamped on top joint: DEPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / FRANCE; stamped on barrel and bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (all within a wreath). Serial number K6784. Model 17. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes forked e-flat1/b-flat2. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  600 mm. Mouthpiece, crystal, stamped: 4+ / O'Brien / OCB – 6. Gift of Elsa Lawry, Keosauqua, Iowa, 2008.


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NMM 1891. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, ca. 1931-1936. Manhattan line. Two sections. Stamped on bell: Manhattan (within Manhattan skyline) / Made in U.S.A. Serial number AB8363. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  585.0 mm. Mouthpiece: black, hard rubber, stamped: Whitehall (script). Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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NMM 1910. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, ca. 1931-1936. Manhattan line. Two sections. Stamped on bell: Manhattan (within Manhattan skyline) / Made in U.S.A. Serial number AB8066. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  584.0 mm. Mouthpiece: black, plastic, unmarked. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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NMM 1920. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, ca. 1931-1936. Manhattan line. One section. Stamped on bell: Manhattan (within Manhattan skyline). Serial number 34113. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  594.0 mm. Mouthpiece: black, plastic, unmarked. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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NMM 1943. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, ca. 1931-1936. Manhattan line. Two sections. Stamped on bell: Manhattan (within Manhattan skyline). Serial number 37549. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  594.0 mm. Mouthpiece: black, plastic, stamped: STUDENT / Lyons (script) / CHICAGO. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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NMM 13569. Clarinet in B-flat, by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, ca. 1931-1936. Manhattan line. Two sections. Stamped on bell: Manhattan (within Manhattan skyline). Serial number 32901. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  596.0 mm. Mouthpiece, black plastic, unmarked. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


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NMM 6014. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1934-1935. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on barrel and bottom joint: G. M. Bundy / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis]. Stamped on top joint: G. M. Bundy / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis] / FARIQUÉ PAR / H. SELMER & CO. Stamped on bell: G. M. Bundy / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis] / MADE IN FRANCE. Serial number G257. Selmer-Bundy Special Boehm model 14. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  601.0 mm. Mouthpiece: black, synthetic, stamped: G. M. Bundy / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis]. Gift of William Maynard, Massapequa, New York, 1997.


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NMM 13547. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1934-1935. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on barrel, top joint, and bottom joint: G. M. Bundy / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis]. Stamped on bell: G. M. Bundy / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis] / SPONSORED / BY SELMER. Serial number 1337. Selmer-Bundy model 1210. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  598.0 mm. Mouthpiece, black plastic, unmarked. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


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NMM 1879. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1935. Raymond line. Two sections. Stamped on bell: Raymond / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis]. Serial number 9773. Selmer-Raymond model 1410M. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  594.0 mm. Mouthpiece, hard black rubber, stamped on front: Model 36 / Johnston-Selmer (script) / New York (script); on back: HS*. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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NMM 1880. Clarinet in B-flat, Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1935. Raymond line. Two sections. Stamped on bell: Raymond / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis]. Serial number 6419. Selmer-Raymond model 1410M. German-silver skeleton body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  591.0 mm. Mouthpiece, ebonite, stamped: Raymond / [fleur de lis] Paris [fleur de lis]. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


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NMM 10853. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1935. Four sections. Stamped on bottom joint and bell: [music lyre] / H. SELMER / Á / PARIS (in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram). Serial number 6185. Full-Boehm model 20. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Full-Boehm system. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  632.0 mm. Gift of Don E. Berger, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 2005.


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NMM 5990. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1944. Distributed by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. Four sections. Stamped on barrel and top joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on top joint: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / FRANCE / BT. Stamped on bell: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / SOLE AGENTS / U.S.& CAN. / SELMER / NEW YORK / ELKHART / MADE IN FRANCE. Serial number M4690. Selmer model 18 "Balanced Tone." Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 18 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  599.0 mm. Mouthpiece, black plastic, stamped on back: L2. Gift of Charles A. Wells, Sr., Overland Park, Kansas, 1996.


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NMM 7481. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1944-1945. Four sections. Stamped on barrel: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / [5 point star]. Stamped on top joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Serial number M4947. Selmer model 18. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 18 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  569.0 mm. Gift of William J. Maynard, Massapequa Park, New York, 2000.


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NMM 12747. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1948-1949. Four sections. Stamped on top joint: [music lyre] / H.SELMER / Á / PARIS (H. SELMER / Á / PARIS in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram) / BREVETÉ / S.G.D.G. Stamped on bottom joint and bell: [music lyre] / H.SELMER / Á / PARIS (H. SELMER / Á / PARIS in oval cartouche) / HS (monogram). Serial number 6622. Full-Boehm model 20. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. 20 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2, alternative a-flat/e-flat2 key, extended low range to written e-flat. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  637.0 mm, with 1.1 mm gap between bell and bottom joint. Gift of Janet and Donald Nelson, Pueblo, Colorado, 2006.


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NMM 13538. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, ca. 1948-1949. Distributed by H. & A. Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. Four sections. Stamped on barrel and bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on top joint: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / FRANCE. Stamped on bell: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / SOLE AGENTS / U.S. & CAN. / SELMER / NEW-YORK / ELKHART / MADE IN FRANCE. Serial number N3364. Selmer model B18. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 18 keys, 7 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Includes articulated c-sharp1/g-sharp2, forked e-flat1/b-flat2. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  599.0 mm. Mouthpiece, black plastic, stamped on front: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath); on back: table HS*. Length (top of top joint to bottom of bottom joint, excluding tenons): 599.0 mm. Gift of A. Thomas Storr, Wilmington, Delaware, 2007.


NMM 6113. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, 1953. Four sections (missing barrel and bell). Stamped on top joint: DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / FRANCE / Centered (diagonal script) / Tone (diagonal script). Stamped on bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Serial number * / P6999. Unfinished, experimental Selmer-Mazzeo “Centered-Tone” Full-Boehm model 808. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, ferrules. Key modifications: most keys and rings removed; some tone holes plugged and re-drilled; special, large thumb-plateau key; special, left-hand throat a1 and g-sharp1 keys; two split, right-hand, little-finger keys. Length (top of top joint to bottom of bottom joint, excluding tenons): 457.0 mm. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1998.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review," The Clarinet 26, No. 2 (March 1999), p. 62-64.


NMM 5832. Clarinet in A by Henri Selmer, Paris, 1961. Four sections. Stamped on barrel: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / A / MADE IN FRANCE. Stamped on top joint: MAZZEO / SYSTEM / DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / FRANCE / [five point star]. Stamped on bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on bell: MAZZEO / SYSTEM / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath). Serial number S4783. Selmer-Mazzeo model 15M. Grenadilla body; German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm-Mazzeo System with custom modifications designed by Mazzeo ca. 1968. 20 keys, 5 rings, 1 left-hand-thumb plateau key, rod/pillar mounts. Key modifications: thumb plateau key for left hand; right-hand, side key for throat B-flat; elongated register key; elongated left-hand, g-sharp'/a-flat' key; c-sharp1/g-sharp2 key extension operated by right hand; articulated, left-hand b1/right hand c-sharp2 modification to hold c-sharp2 while depressing the b1 key; additional a-flat/e-flat2 key for left-hand little finger. Rosario Mazzeo's U.S. patent #2,867,146 (1959). Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell), 640.0 mm. Part of a set with NMM 5831. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review," The Clarinet 26, No. 2 (March 1999), p. 62-64.


NMM 6114. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Elkhart, after 1961. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on front of top joint: MAZZEO / [star] / BUNDY / [star] (in badge with [star] / BUNDY). Stamped on back of top joint: U.S. PATENT 2,867,146. Stamped on bell: [star] / BUNDY / [star] (in badge with [star] / BUNDY) / RESONITE / MADE BY / Selmer / [R within a circle] / Elkhart, Indiana. Serial number 261543. Selmer-Mazzeo Bundy Resonite model 1400. Resonite-plastic body, German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Basic Mazzeo system. 17 keys, 5 rings, 1 left-hand thumb plateau key, rod/pillar mounts. Key modifications: plateau key for left-hand thumb; right-hand side key for throat B-flat. Rosario Mazzeo's U.S. patent #2,867,146 (1959). Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell), 598 mm. Mouthpiece, ebonite, stamped: Geo. M. Bundy (in script and underlined) / 3. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1998.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review," The Clarinet 26, No. 2 (March 1999), p. 62-64.


NMM 6115. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Elkhart, after 1961. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on front of top joint: MAZZEO / SYSTEM / [star] / BUNDY / [star] (in badge with [star] / BUNDY). Stamped on back of top joint: U.S. PATENT 2,867,146. Stamped on bell: [star] / BUNDY / [star] (in badge with [star] / BUNDY) / RESONITE / MADE BY / Selmer / [R within a circle] / Elkhart, Indiana. Serial number 202328. Selmer-Mazzeo Bundy Resonite model 1400. Resonite-plastic body, German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. Basic Mazzeo system. 17 keys, 5 rings, 1 left hand thumb plateau key, rod/pillar mounts. Key modifications: plateau key for left-hand thumb; right-hand side key for throat B-flat. Rosario Mazzeo's U.S. patent #2,867,146 (1959). Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell): 598.0 mm. Mouthpiece, ebonite, stamped: HENRI / SELMER /PARIS (all in wreath) / HS [star] / MADE IN FRANCE. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1998.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review," The Clarinet 26, No. 2 (March 1999), p. 62-64.


NMM 5830. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, 1963 (top joint), 1967 (bottom joint). Four sections. Stamped on barrel: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / [five-point star]. Stamped on top joint: MAZZEO / model / DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / FRANCE. Stamped on bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on bell: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / SERIES / [floral leaf] 10 [floral leaf] / B (script). Top joint serial number: V2848; bottom joint serial number: T4778. Selmer Series 10 Mazzeo model 20 Custom Modified. Grenadilla body, German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. 21 keys, 5 rings, 1 left-hand plateau key, rod/pillar mounts. Boehm-Mazzeo System with custom modifications by Dennis Heaney, Santa Cruz, and Norman Benner, San Jose, ca. 1968. Referred to by Mazzeo as: "Famous California Custom Clarinet." Key modifications: extended brass thumb plate over plateau key for left hand; right-hand side key for throat B-flat; elongated and angled register key; elongated and modified shape for left-hand g-sharp1/a-flat2 key; extra right-hand side key with overlapping extensions on other right-hand side keys; c-sharp1/g-sharp2 key extension operated by right hand; articulated, left-hand b1/right hand c-sharp2 modification to hold c-sharp2 while depressing the b1 key; additional a-flat/e-flat2 key for left-hand little finger. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell), 594.0 mm. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.

Lit.:  Rosario Mazzeo, The Clarinet: Excellence and Artistry (Sherman Oaks, California: Alfred Publishing Co., 1981), pp. 119 (illus.), 153-161.

Deborah Check Reeves, "The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review," The Clarinet 26, No. 2 (March 1999), p. 62-64.


NMM 5831. Clarinet in B-flat by Henri Selmer, Paris, 1963 (top joint), 1967 (bottom joint). Four sections. Stamped on barrel: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / B (in script). Stamped on top joint: MAZZEO / SYSTEM / DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / FRANCE / [five-point star]. Stamped on bottom joint: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on bell: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / MAZZEO / SYSTEM. Top joint serial number: T4778; bottom joint serial number, V2848. Selmer-Mazzeo model 15M Custom Modified. Grenadilla body, German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. 20 keys, 5 rings, 1 left-hand plateau key, rod/pillar mounts. Boehm-Mazzeo System with custom modifications designed by Mazzeo ca. 1968. Key modifications: extended brass thumb plate over plateau key for left hand; right-hand, side key for throat B-flat; elongated and angled register key; elongated, left-hand, g-sharp1/a-flat1 key; extra right-hand side key with overlapping extensions on other right-hand side keys; c-sharp1/g-sharp2 key extension operated by right hand; articulated, left-hand b1/right-hand c-sharp2 modification to hold c-sharp2 while depressing the b1 key; additional a-flat/e-flat2 key for left-hand, little finger. Rosario Mazzeo's U.S. patent #2,867,146 (1959). Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell), 599.0 mm. Part of a set with NMM 5832. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review," The Clarinet 26, No. 2 (March 1999), p. 62-64.


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NMM 4132. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Elkhart, ca. 1965. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on top joint: DELUXE / BUNDY [in badge]. Stamped on bell: BUNDY / RESONITE / Selmer [in shield]. Serial number 465103. Selmer-Bundy model 1400D. Thermo-setting plastic body; nickel-plated keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  597.0 mm. Mouthpiece: black, ebonite, #4905, stamped: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / HS* / MADE IN FRANCE. Gift of Harriet Montgomery, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1987.


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NMM 4187. Clarinet in B-flat by H. & A. Selmer, Elkhart, ca. 1965. Bundy line. Four sections. Stamped on bell: BUNDY [in badge] / RESONITE / MADE BY / Selmer / ® / Elkhart, Indiana. Plastic body; nickel-plated keys, rings, ferrules. Boehm system. 17 keys, 6 rings, rod/pillar mounts. Total length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  599.0 mm. Mouthpiece: hard black rubber, stamped: Henri / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / HS* / MADE IN FRANCE. Gift of Harriet Montgomery, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1987.


NMM 5863. Clarinet in C by Henri Selmer, Paris, 1967. Four sections (2 barrels). Stamped on larger barrel: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / B (script). Stamped on smaller barrel: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / 9. Stamped on top joint: MAZZEO / model / DÉPOSÉ / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (HENRI / SELMER / PARIS within a wreath) / FRANCE. Stamped on bottom joint: SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath). Stamped on bell: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS (within a wreath) / MAZZEO / SYSTEM. Serial number V1840. Selmer-Mazzeo model 20B Custom Modified. Grenadilla body, German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. 19 keys, 5 rings, 1 left-hand plateau key. Boehm-Mazzeo System with custom modifications. Key modifications: thumb plateau key for left-hand; right-hand side key for throat B-flat; c-sharp1/g-sharp2 key extension operated by right hand; articulated, left-hand b1/right hand c-sharp2 modification to hold c-sharp2 while depressing the b1 key. Rosario Mazzeo, U.S. patents #2,867,146 (1959), #3,035,473 (1962), #3,150,553 (1964), and #3,204,512 (1965). Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell): 515.0 mm. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review," The Clarinet 26, No. 2 (March 1999), p. 62-64.



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