Coudet Clarinet, used by Joe Darensbourg

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Coudet & Cie in Paris, France, around 1940 to 1957. It is a Boehm System clarinet in B-flat, made of nickel silver. This clarinet is engraved:

Coudet [/] et cie [/] Paris [/] B[/] L P [/] FRANCE

Coudet clarinets were made by Martin Frères. This clarinet was previously owned and used by American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, Joe Darensbourg (1906-1985).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1940-1957
user
Darensbourg, Joe
maker
Martin Freres
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 in x 3 in; 73.66 cm x 7.62 cm
clarinet: 26 in x 3 in; 66.04 cm x 7.62 cm
cap: 2 1/2 in x 1 3/16 in; 6.35 cm x 3.01625 cm
ID Number
2013.0215.02
accession number
2013.0215
catalog number
2013.0215.02
Credit Line
Gift of Dennis Levin
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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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