Clarinet in C

about 1815
Harley Hosford (American, died in 1822 American)

Object Place: Albany, New York, United States


Length 59.5 cm (23 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Not On View


Americas, Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones

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


Stamped on all joints except upper body: H. HOSFORD, / ALBANY.


1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund