LeBlanc Boehm System Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by LeBlanc in Paris, France around 1940 to 1950. It is a Boehm System clarinet in B-flat, serial #13620, made of grenadilla with German silver keys and rings. This clarinet is stamped:

G [/] LEBLANC [/] PARIS

There is a metal plate attached to the bell that is engraved “Woody Herman”

Woodrow Charles “Woody” Herman (1913-1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1940-1950
user
Herman, Woody
maker
LeBlanc
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/4 in x 3 in; 59.055 cm x 7.62 cm
mouthpiece: 3 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 8.89 cm x 2.8575 cm
cap: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 6.985 cm x 2.8575 cm
barrel: 2 7/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 6.19125 cm x 3.175 cm
upper joint: 8 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 22.5425 cm x 4.445 cm
lower joint: 10 in x 2 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 5.3975 cm
bell: 4 3/8 in x 3 1/16 in; 11.1125 cm x 7.77875 cm
ID Number
1998.0240.03
serial number
13620
accession number
1998.0240
catalog number
1998.0240.03
Credit Line
Gift of Jack Siefert
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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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