Martin 13-Keyed Clarinet


This clarinet was made by Jean François Martin in Paris, France around1842 to 1844. It is a 13-keyed clarinet in C, made of fruitwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. The clarinet is stamped:


The bell is a replacement and stamped:


In 1843 Jean François Martin received a patent (French Patent #15895) for a new arrangement of the F sharp key for clarinets. This new arrangement is featured on this instrument.

Date Made: 1842-1844

Maker: Martin, Jean Francois

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Credit Line: Gift of Annie-May Hegeman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.378924Accession Number: 147093Catalog Number: 378924

Object Name: clarinet

Physical Description: fruitwood (overall material)ivory (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: barrel: 1 15/16 in x 1 7/16 in; 4.92125 cm x 3.65125 cmupper joint: 7 11/16 in x 2 in; 19.52625 cm x 5.08 cmlower joint: 9 in x 1 15/16 in; 22.86 cm x 4.92125 cm


Record Id: nmah_1119378

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