7-Keyed Bass Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1800 to 1825. It is a 7-keyed bass clarinet in C, made of boxwood with ivory and brass ferrules and square brass keys. This bass clarinet is made in bassoon form.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1800-1825
place made
United States
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 cm x 83 cm x 17.6 cm; x 5 1/2 in x 32 11/16 in x 6 15/16 in
mouthpiece: 3 15/16 in x 1 in; 10.00125 cm x 2.54 cm
barrel: 3 in x 7 in x 1 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 17.78 cm x 4.445 cm
upper joint: 10 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 2 7/16 in; 26.67 cm x 4.7625 cm x 6.19125 cm
lower joint: 16 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.6675 cm
bell: 17 5/8 in x 5 7/16 in; 44.7675 cm x 13.81125 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0609
accession number
1991.0406
catalog number
65.0609
Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania
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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