Clarinet in C

about 1835
Graves & Co. (American, active 1824–1869)

Object Place: Winchester, New Hampshire, United States


Length 59.9 cm (23 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Not On View


Americas, Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones

In C. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings. Cocuswood mouthpiece. 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, a’, a-shake’, and speaker), mounted on blocks with SATK. Used reed and old string for tying on.


Stamped on upper bodyjoint and bell: [eagle] / GRAVES & C / WINCHESTER / N. H. / C; stamped on barrel, and middle and lower bodyjoints: GRAVES & C / WINCHESTER / N. H.


1983, sold by Wurlitzer-Bruck, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 15, 1983)

Credit Line

Mary Smith Fund