Conn Albert System Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by C.G. Conn in Elkhart, Indiana around 1897 to 1899. It is an Albert System clarinet in B-flat made of ebonite with nickel plated keys and ferrules. This clarinet is stamped:

MADE BY [/] C.G. CONN [/] ELKHART, IND. [/] AND [/] NEW YORK
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1897-1899
maker
C. G. Conn
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
ebonite (overall material)
nickel plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in; 59.69 cm x 7.9375 cm
cap: 2 5/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 5.87375 cm x 2.69875 cm
mouthpiece: 3 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 3.175 cm
barrel: 2 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 3.4925 cm
upper joint: 9 3/16 in x 2 in; 23.33625 cm x 5.08 cm
lower joint: 9 7/8 in x 2 in; 25.0825 cm x 5.08 cm
bell: 4 in x 3 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
1988.0498.03
accession number
1988.0498
catalog number
1988.0498.03
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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