Buffet-Crampon Albert System Clarinet

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Buffet-Crampon & Cie. In Paris, France in 1890. It is an Albert System clarinet in A, serial #726D, made of grenadilla with German silver keys and rings. This clarinet is stamped:

[lyre] [/] BUFFET [/] Crampon & Cie [/] A PARIS [/] BC [/] W.H. CUNDY [/] BOSTON
Currently not on view
Buffet-Crampon & Cie.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
clarinet: 20 5/8 in x 2 in; 52.3875 cm x 5.08 cm
bell: 4 1/16 in x 3 1/4 in; 10.31875 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 24 in x 3 1/8 in; 60.96 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Stephen H. King
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Data Source
National Museum of American History