8-Keyed Clarinet

Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by an unknown maker in Europe around 1825 to 1850. It is an 8-keyed clarinet in A, made of dark stained boxwood with bone ferrules and nickel silver keys. His clarinet is stamped:

[crown] [/] A
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1800-1825
date made
1825-1850
place made
Europe
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
bone (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 3 1/4 in; 60.96 cm x 8.255 cm
barrel: 2 7/16 in x 1 3/8 in; 6.19125 cm x 3.4925 cm
upper joint: 9 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 3.81 cm
lower joint: 10 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 25.7175 cm x 4.445 cm
bell: 4 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
MI.63.282
accession number
243873
catalog number
63.282
Credit Line
Gift of Wingate Sykes
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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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