Leblanc Bass Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by G. Leblanc Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1963. It is a bass clarinet in B-flat, model 400 serial #7422, made of grenadilla with nickel silver keys and fittings. This clarinet is stamped:

LEBLANC [/] PARIS [/] FRANCE [/] 7422

This bass 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
grenadilla (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.2 cm x 96 cm x 24 cm; x 4 13/16 in x 37 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in
cap: 3 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in; 8.5725 cm x 3.96875 cm
mouthpiece: 4 1/16 in x 1 7/8 in; 10.31875 cm x 4.7625 cm
barrel: 6 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 3.175 cm x 10.795 cm
upper joint: 18 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 47.9425 cm x 6.985 cm
lower joint: 20 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 52.705 cm x 7.9375 cm
bell: 9 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 13/16 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.6375 cm x 19.84375 cm
ID Number
MI.63.980
accession number
243869
catalog number
63.980
Credit Line
Gift of G. Leblanc Corporation
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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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