16-Keyed Bass Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Anton Nechwalsky in Vienna, Austria about 1853. It is a 16-keyed bass clarinet in B-flat, made of stained maple with brass ferrules, keys, and bell. This clarinet is stamped:

[eagle] [/] NECHWALSKY [/] WIEN [/] [star]

Anton Nechwalsky (1804-1868) made wind instruments in Vienna from 1836 to 1868.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1800-1899
date made
ca 1853
maker
Nechwalsky, A
Nechwalsky, Anton
place made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
Physical Description
maple (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 106 cm x 20 cm; x 3 13/16 in x 41 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in
mouthpiece/barrel: 6 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 8 1/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 3.175 cm x 20.6375 cm
upper joint: 16 1/8 in x 2 in; 40.9575 cm x 5.08 cm
lower joint: 20 1/16 in x 2 7/8 in; 50.95875 cm x 7.3025 cm
bell: 11 5/8 in x 5 1/16 in x 3 7/8 in; 29.5275 cm x 12.85875 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0613
accession number
1991.0406
catalog number
65.0613
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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