Leblanc Contrabass Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by G. Leblanc Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1963. It is a contrabass clarinet in B-flat, model 340 serial #1098, made of nickel silver. This clarinet is marked:

LEBLANC [/] PARIS [/] 1098

This contrabass clarinet was designed in France but manufactured at the Wisconsin plant.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1963
maker
Leblanc Corporation, G
G. Leblanc Corporation
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Kenosha
Physical Description
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.4 cm x 112.5 cm x 30 cm; x 3 11/16 in x 44 5/16 in x 11 13/16 in
clarinet: 43 3/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 111.125 cm x 18.415 cm x 10.795 cm
bell: 9 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 23.8125 cm x 9.525 cm
mouthpiece in cap: 5 in x 1 9/16 in; 12.7 cm x 3.96875 cm
ID Number
MI.63.979
accession number
243869
catalog number
63.979
Credit Line
Gift of G. Leblanc Corporation
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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