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Annotated Checklist of Clarinets with Five Keys

(in chronological order)

 

Makers

Ashton, John
Astor and Company
Camp, Jabez M.
Czermak, Franz
Eisenbrandt, Heinrich
Firth, Hall, and Pond: 1833-1847; 1842-1847
Gimpel
Godefroy aîné, Clair
Graves and Alexander
Graves and Company: 1830-1850; 1835
Grenser, August
Grenser, Heinrich
Gütter, Heinrich Gottlob
Hopkins, Asa
Jaeger, J. G. or W.
Klemm and Brothers
Küss, Wolfgang
Meacham and Company
Metzler, Valentin
Moussetter
Peloubet, Chabrier: 1833-1836; 1836
Soukup, Franz: 1840-1850 in B-flat; 1840-1850 in C
Wood, James and Son
Wrede, Hermann: 1814-1829; 1829-1840

 

Clarinets with Five Keys
(in chronological order)

NMM 7385. Clarinet in A by August Grenser, Dresden, 1785. Four sections. Stamped on one-piece lower joint and bell: [crossed swords] / A. GRENSER / DRESDEN / 1785 / 1; on upper and middle joints: [crossed swords] / A. GRENSER / A; on barrel (very faint): [crossed swords] / [illegible mark]. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys (four original, plus added f-sharp/c-sharp2 key) with flat, square key covers; mounted in square rings. Keys for a1, b-flat1, and f-sharp/c-sharp2 springs attached to keys; a-flat/e-flat2 and e/b2 springs attached to wood. Doubled holes on upper joint third tone hole for c1 to c-sharp1 and lower joint fourth tone hole for f to f-sharp. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  646 mm. Purchase funds gift of Tom and Cindy Lillibridge, Bonesteel, South Dakota, 1999.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "Historically Speaking," The Clarinet 30, No. 1 (December 2002), p. 40.

André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 45.


NMM 9927. Clarinet in C by Moussetter, Paris, ca. 1785. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, upper joint, middle joint, lower joint, and bell: [illegible mark] / MOUSSETTER / A PARIS / C. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers mounted in square rings. Keys for e/b' and f-sharp/c-sharp2 springs attached to keys; a1, register key, and a-flat/e-flat2 springs attached to wood. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  525 mm. Ex coll.: Peter Koval, Casedelo, Brazil. Board of Trustees, 2000.

Lit.:  "Recent Acquisitions," America1s Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 1 (February 2001), p. 6.


NMM 4242. Clarinet in C by Heinrich Grenser, Dresden, ca. 1796-1806. Five sections. Stamped on top joint: [saxon swords] / H-GRENSER / [star, star]; on barrel: [saxon swords] / 2. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Top joint c1/g2 hole doubled. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  533 mm. Board of Trustees, 1988.

Lit.:  Deborah Check Reeves, "The Clarinets at The Shrine to Music Museum," The Clarinet 24, No. 3 (May-June 1997), pp. 44-46.


NMM 7478. Clarinet in B-flat by Gimpel, Lahr, Germany, ca. 1800-1825. Five sections. Stamped on middle joint: GIMPEL / A / LAHR / [dot inside circle] / B; on top joint: LAHR / [dot inside circle] / B; on bell: GIMPEL / A / LAHR / [dot inside circle]. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in round rings and blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  591 mm. William J. Maynard Collection, 2000.


NMM 2838. Clarinet in C, Saxony, ca. 1800-1850. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, top joint, middle joint, and bottom joint: [crown] / 2C; on bell: [crown] / DRESDEN / 2C. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  501 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 109, 110, 113, Plate XIV.


NMM 2847. Clarinet in C, Saxony, ca. 1800-1850. Five sections. Stamped on top, middle, and bottom joints and bell: [crown] / DRESDEN / C. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  503 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 130, 131, 134, Plate XVII.


NMM 2852. Clarinet in B-flat, Germany, ca. 1800-1850. Four sections (missing barrel). Unsigned. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of top joint excluding tenon to bottom of bell):  517 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 142, 143, 148, Plate XIX.


NMM 2856. Clarinet in C, Germany, ca. 1800-1850. Five sections. Unsigned. Stained maple, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  515 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 151, 152, 155, Plate XX.


NMM 2874. Clarinet in B-flat, Germany, ca. 1800-1850. Five sections. Unsigned. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  570 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 170, 171, 174, Plate XXIII.


NMM 2768. Clarinet in C by John Ashton, Boston, ca. 1825-1850. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, middle, and bottom joints: J. ASHTON / BOSTON; on top joint: J. ASHTON / BOSTON / C; on bell: [eagle] / J. ASHTON / BOSTON / C. Probably made for John Ashton by Graves and Company, Winchester, New Hampshire. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  532 mm. Mouthpiece:  cocus, long shank. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 69-71, Plate VIII.


NMM 7411. Clarinet in C by Hermann Wrede, London, ca. 1814-1829. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, top joint, middle joint, and bottom joint: H-WREDE / LONDON; on bell: H-WREDE / 15 / ST JOHNS · SQUARE / CLERKENWELL / LONDON / C. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  533 mm. William J. Maynard Collection, 1999.


NMM 6182. Clarinet in B-flat by Valentin Metzler, London, ca. 1815-1830. Five sections. Stamped on top joint: METZLER / LONDON / 105 · WARDOUR · ST; on middle and bottom joints: METZLER / LONDON; on bell: J · MUFF / LEEDS. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  599 mm. William J. Maynard Collection, 1998.


NMM 4663. Clarinet in E-flat by Clair Godefroy aîné, Paris, ca. 1818-1821. Five sections. Stamped on bell: GODEFROY / A PARIS. / J. A & W. GEIB (upside down) / MAIDENLANE / 23; on bottom joint: [sunburst] / GODEFROY / A PARIS.; on back of top joint and middle joint: J. A & W. GEIB. Imported by J. A. and W. Geib, New York. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys, mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  407 mm. Gift of the Harold Keating family, Flandreau, South Dakota, 1989.


NMM 2854. Clarinet in E-flat by Klemm and Brothers, Philadelphia, after 1819. Five sections. Stamped on top joint: KLEMM & BRO. / PHILA.. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers, but e/b' key missing; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  428 mm. Built probably in the parent factory in (Mark)Neukirchen. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 146-148, Plate XIX.


NMM 125. Clarinet in C by J. G. or W. Jaeger, Neukirchen, ca. 1820. Five sections. Stamped on bottom joint: IAEGER / NEUKIRCHEN. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings and one block. Zinc tube inserted in barrel, brass tone hole inserts for left hand 1-3 fingers and right hand 1-3 fingers. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  519 mm. Gift of Bessie Pettigrew, Flandreau, South Dakota, 1974.

Lit.:  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. 14, 15, 20, Plate I.


NMM 5819. Clarinet in C by Astor and Company, London, ca. 1820. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, top joint, middle joint, and bottom joint: ASTOR & CO / LONDON / [unicorn head]. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in round rings with underpinnings. Barrel lined with brass. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  534 mm. Rosario Mazzeo Collection, 1995.


NMM 4241. Clarinet in B-flat by Heinrich Christian Eisenbrandt, Baltimore, ca. 1820-1825. Five sections. Stamped on all sections: EISENBRANT / BALTIMORE. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers with notches at corners; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Long keys straight. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  602 mm. Board of Trustees, 1988.


NMM 5722. Clarinet in B-flat by Heinrich Gottlob Gütter, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, ca. 1820-1825. Five sections. Stamped on bell: GÜTTER / BETHLEHEM / PENN / B; on barrel, top joint, and middle joint: B. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Probably made for Heinrich Gottlob Gütter by Gütter family, Neukirchen. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell): 599 mm. Mouthpiece:  stained boxwood. Ex coll.: Keith Stein, Springfield, Pennsylvania. Board of Trustees, 1993.

Lit.:  Lloyd P. Farrar, "Under the Crown and Eagle," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 23, No. 2 (June 1984), p. 7 (illus.).

Stewart Carter, "The Gütter Family: Wind Instrument Makers and Dealers to the Moravian Brethren in America," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 27 (2001), pp. 48-83 (illus.).


NMM 2835. Clarinet in B-flat by James Wood and Son, London, ca. 1821-1832. Four sections (missing barrel). Stamped on bell: Ja,,s Wood & Son, (cursive) / NEW COMPTON STRT (shaped in semi-circle) / 50 / SOHO / [circle between two sideways teardrops] / LONDON / [lyre]; on top, middle, and bottom joints: Ja,,s Wood & Son (cursive). Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of top joint excluding tenon to bottom of bell):  536 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 102, 103, 106, Plate XIII.


NMM 2720. Clarinet in B-flat by Meacham and Company, Albany, New York, ca. 1827-1828. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, middle joint, bottom joint, and bell: MEACHAM & CO / ALBANY. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers for register and a1 keys, other three with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings and blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  651.8 mm. Mouthpiece:  cocus or ebony, long shank. Gift of Sandra Hulbert, Spring Valley, Minnesota, 1980.

Lit.:  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. 62-64, Plate VII.


NMM 5774. Clarinet in C by Wolfgang Küss, Vienna, ca. 1827-1830. Five sections. Stamped on top joint: [Hapsburg eagle] / Küss (in script) / Wien (in script) / C; on bottom joint: [Hapsburg eagle] / Küss (in script) / Wien (in script). Elaborately carved barrel and bell. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  519 mm. Board of Trustees, 1994.

Lit.:  "1994 Acquisitions Include Rare Pianos, Harp, Woodwinds," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 22, No. 2 (January 1995), pp. 2-3.

André P. Larson, Beethoven: Musical Treasures from The Age of Revolution and Romance, with essays by John Eliot Gardner, William Meredith, and Gerhard Stradner, exhibition catalog, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, January 30-March 21, 1999 (Santa Ana: The Bowers Museum, 1999), p. 12 (illus.).

André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 46.


NMM 5925. Clarinet in C by Graves and Alexander, Winchester, New Hampshire, ca. 1827-1833. Four sections. Stamped on barrel and in two places on bottom joint: GRAVES & / ALEXANDER; on top joint and bell: [eagle] / GRAVES & / ALEXANDER / C. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  526 mm. William J. Maynard Collection, 1996.


NMM 2721. Clarinet in B-flat by Asa Hopkins, Litchfield, Connecticut, ca. 1829-1837. Five sections. Stamped on top, middle, and bottom joints: A HOPKINS / LITCHFIELD; on barrel and bell: A HOPKINS / LITCHFIELD / CONN. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  591.6 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 65, 66, 71, Plate VIII.

Phillip T. Young, 4900 Woodwind Instruments (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 125 (18).

Deborah Check Reeves, "Historically Speaking," The Clarinet 35, No. 2 (March 2008), p. 24.


NMM 3995. Clarinet in C by Herman Wrede, London, ca. 1829-1840. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, top joint, middle joint, and bottom joint: H-WREDE / LONDON; on bell: [unicorn head] / H-WREDE / 35 / LR WHITE CROSS ST / CRIPPLEGATE / LONDON / C. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in round rings with square cut-offs. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  524 mm. Gift of Mrs. Laura Johnson Whelan, Mondovi, Wisconsin, 1986.


NMM 2872. Clarinet in C with corps de rechange for B-flat, Austria or Bohemia, ca. 1830. Five sections. Stamped on top joint, bottom joint, and bell: [Hapsburg eagle] / Wien (cursive) / C; on middle joint: C; on top joint of B-flat corps de rechange: [Hapsburg eagle] / Wien (cursive) / B; on middle joint of B-flat corps de rechange: B. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length, C clarinet (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  511.3 mm; B-flat top and middle joints (excluding tenons), 292 mm. Mouthpiece:  cocus. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 167-169, Plate XXII.

André P. Larson, Amadeus: His Music and the Instruments of Eighteenth-Century Vienna. An Exhibition Presented by The Shrine to Music Museum . . . at the Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, February 4-March 2, 1990, p. 16 (illus.).


NMM 5755. Clarinet in C by Graves and Company, Winchester, New Hampshire, ca. 1830-1850. Stamped on top joint: [eagle] / GRAVES & Co / WINCHESTER / N.H.; on barrel, middle joint, and bottom joint: GRAVES & Co / WINCHESTER / N.H.; on bell: [eagle] / GRAVES & Co / WINCHESTER / N.H. / C. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in round rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  532.4 mm. Mouthpiece:  pewter lined with brass, long shank. Cecil B. Leeson Collection, 1994.


NMM 2652. Clarinet in C by Chabrier Peloubet, New York, ca. 1833-1836. Five sections. Stamped on top joint: ATWILL'S / MUSIC SALOON / N - YORK / C. PELOUBET / NEW - YORK / C; on barrel, middle joint, and bottom joint: C. PELOUBET / NEW - YORK. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  523.6 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 53, 54, 57, Plate VI.


NMM 1518. Clarinet in C by Firth, Hall, and Pond, New York, ca. 1833-1847. Five sections. Stamped on top joint and bell: FIRTH HALL & POND / FRANKLIN SQE / N - YORK / C; on barrel, middle joint, and bottom joint: FIRTH HALL & POND / N - YORK. Boxwood, integral wood ferrules. Brass rings at top and bottom of middle joint and at top of bell. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  527 mm. Mouthpiece:  cocus, long shank, with wood ring near base. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 35, 36, 43, Plate IV.


NMM 2653. Clarinet in E-flat by Graves & Company, 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. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  441.5 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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.


NMM 2661. Clarinet in C by Chabrier Peloubet, Bloomfield, New Jersey, ca. 1836. Three sections (missing barrel). Stamped on top joint: C / C. PELOUBET / NEW YORK; on bell: C / C. PELOUBET / NEW YORK / FACTORY AT / BLOOMFIELD / N. J. on bottom joint: C. PELOUBET / NEW YORK. Boxwood, integral wood ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in round rings. Length (top of top joint excluding tenon to bottom of bell):  477.5 mm. Ex coll.: Frederick Crane, Iowa City, Iowa. Board of Trustees, 1980.

Lit.:  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. 58, 59, 64, Plate VII.


NMM 3530. Clarinet in C by Jabez M. Camp, Litchfield, Connecticut, ca. 1837-1841. Five sections. Stamped on top and middle joints: J. M. CAMP / LITCHFIELD / CONN; on bell: A. HOPKINS / LITCHFIELD / CONN. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  530 mm. Mouthpiece: blackwood. Gift of Dorothy Meade, Harrison, Nebraska, 1984.

Lit:  Phillip T. Young. 4900 Woodwind Instruments (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 125 (11).


NMM 3590. Clarinet in G by Franz Czermak, Junior, Prague, ca. 1840. Five sections. Stamped on barrel: [Hapsburg eagle] / F. Czermak (cursive) / Prag (cursive); on top joint: F. Czermak (cursive) / Prag (cursive) / (upside down) G; on middle joint: F. Czermak (cursive) / Prag (cursive) / G; on bottom joint and bell: F. Czermak (cursive) / Prag (cursive). Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, square key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  308.8 mm. Mouthpiece:  cocus. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 37 (illus.).


NMM 5922. Clarinet in D, Germany, ca. 1840. Four sections. Unsigned. Stamped on top and bottom joints: D. Inscribed by hand on bell: Henry Meyrose / Hanover / Germany / May 11 1803 / First Band in / Milwaukee. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with domed, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings and blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  436 mm. William J. Maynard Collection, 1996.


NMM 5929. Clarinet in B-flat with two sets of corps de rechange for A, by Franz Soukup, Saaz (Žatec), Bohemia, ca. 1840-1850. Five sections. Stamped on top joint, bottom joint, and bell: [eagle] / Franz (cursive) / Soukup (cursive) / Saaz (cursive); on top and middle joints: B; on top joint of both sets of A corps de rechange: [eagle] / Franz (cursive) / Soukup (cursive) / Saaz (cursive); on top and middle joints of both sets of A corps de rechange: A; on top ring mount on B-flat top joint and on one only top joint A corps de rechange: I. Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Length B-flat clarinet (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  576 mm; A top and middle joints (identical length for each set, excluding tenons), 313 mm. Part of a set with NMM 5930. William J. Maynard Collection, 1996.


NMM 5930. Clarinet in C by Franz Soukup, Saaz (Žatec), Bohemia, ca. 1840-1850. Five sections. Stamped on top joint: [eagle] / Franz Soukup (cursive) / Saaz (cursive); on top and middle joints: C; on bottom joint: Franz Soukup (cursive) / Saaz (cursive). Boxwood, horn ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in square rings. Part of a set with NMM 5929. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  512 mm. William J. Maynard Collection, 1996.


NMM 2765. Clarinet in C by Firth, Hall and Pond, New York, ca. 1842-1847. Five sections. Stamped on barrel, middle joint, and bottom joint: FIRTH HALL & POND / N - YORK; on top joint: C / FIRTH HALL & POND / N - YORK; on bell: FIRTH HALL & POND / FRANKLIN SQR / N - YORK / C. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Five brass keys with flat, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in blocks. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  533 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  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. 67, 68, 71, Plate VIII.


NMM 5087. Clarinet in C, Germany or Bohemia, ca. 1885-1900. Four sections. Unsigned. Stained boxwood, German-silver ferrules. Five German-silver keys with domed, round key covers; springs attached to keys mounted in pillars. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell):  506 mm. Frederick Crane Collection, 1991.

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