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Clarinet in C

about 1830
Distributed by Klemm & Brothers (American, 1819–about 1880 American)


Object Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Length 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.28

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

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Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones

In C. Boxwood varnished light brown. Ivory rings. Blackwood mouthpiece (later) with boxwood cover. Made in six parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper, middle, and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Six round keys (Young type S) of brass (e, f-sharp, g-sharp, c-sharp', a', and speaker), mounted on blocks with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on upper bodyjoint: KLEMM / PHILADA

Provenance

About 1950, gift of donor's cousin, who operated an antiques shop, Flourtown, Pennsylvania, to Robert E. Lehman, New York; 1975, gift of Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 12, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lehman