Couesnon & Cie. Albert System Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Couesnon & Cie in Paris, France around 1888 to 1892. It is an Albert System clarinet in C, Lafayette model, made of ebony with nickel silver ferrules and keys. The barrel is made of hard rubber. This clarinet is stamped:

C [/] LP [/] LAFAYETTE [/] PARIS

Lafayette is a trade-name for Couesnon & Cie. and named after the street in Paris where the company had its headquarters.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1888-1892
maker
Couesnon & Cie
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 1/2 in x 3 in; 52.07 cm x 7.62 cm
cap: 2 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 3.175 cm
mouthpiece: 3 1/2 in x 1 5/16 in; 8.89 cm x 3.33375 cm
barrel: 1 15/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.92125 cm x 3.175 cm
upper joint: 7 13/16 in x 2 3/8 in; 19.84375 cm x 6.0325 cm
lower joint: 8 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 5.3975 cm
bell: 4 3/16 in x 3 1/8 in; 10.63625 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
MI.391879
accession number
193820
catalog number
391879
Credit Line
Gift of Stephen C. Van Fleet
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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