Henderson N. White Co. Boehm System Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Henderson N. White in Cleveland, Ohio about 1940. It is a Boehm System clarinet in B-flat, Silver King model serial #299564, made of silver with gold plate inside the bell. This clarinet is engraved:

SILVER [/] KING [/] N.P. [/] MADE BY [/] THE H.N. WHITE CO. [/] CLEVELAND [/] OHIO

This clarinet features United States Patent #2194513, March 26, 1940 awarded to Henderson N. White for a “Musical Instrument,” which was for the manufacture of a metal clarinet bell.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1945-1950
date made
1948-1949
ca 1940
maker
White Co, Henderson N
Henderson N. White Co.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 1/2 in x 3 in; 62.23 cm x 7.62 cm
mouthpiece: 3 5/8 in x 1 7/16 in; 9.2075 cm x 3.65125 cm
clarinet: 20 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 51.1175 cm x 6.6675 cm
bell: 4 5/16 in x 2 7/8 in; 10.95375 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
1991.0255.04
catalog number
1991.0255.04
accession number
1991.0255
serial number
299564
Credit Line
Gift of Cathryn White Sylvester
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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