Selmer Boehm System Clarinet

Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Henri Selmer & Cie in Paris, France in 1924. It is a Boehm System clarinet in B-flat, made of ebony with German silver keys and ferrules. This clarinet is stamped:

H. SELMER [/] A [/] PARIS [/] BREVETE [/] S.G.D.G.

This clarinet was previously owned and used by Harold I. Woolridge (1895-1971), as a member of the Sousa Band from 1924 to 1927.
Date made
1924
user
Woolridge, Harold
referenced
Sousa, John Philip
associated
Sousa Band
associated person
Selmer, Henri
maker
Selmer & Cie, Henri
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 1/2 in x 3 in; 67.31 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
MI.75.28
accession number
314090
catalog number
75.28
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Richard N. Peterson
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Exhibition
AOTM
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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