Thomas Key 5-Keyed Clarinet

Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Thomas Key in London, England around 1813 to 1825. It is a 5-keyed clarinet in F, made of ebony with ivory ferrules and square brass keys. This clarinet is stamped:

KEY [/] LONDON [/] [unicorn head] [/] CHARING CROSS
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1813-1825
maker
Key, Thomas
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
barrel: 1 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 2.8575 cm
upper joint: 5 3/8 in x 1 7/16 in; 13.6525 cm x 3.65125 cm
lower joint: 6 11/16 in x 1 3/8 in; 16.98625 cm x 3.4925 cm
bell: 3 11/16 in x 2 7/16 in; 9.3345 cm x 6.19125 cm
overall: 15 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 39.37 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
MI.055768
accession number
11451
catalog number
055768
Credit Line
Gift of George Woltz
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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