Pedler Boehm System Clarinet


This clarinet was made by The Pedler Co. in Elkhart, Indiana, 1940s. It is a Boehm System clarinet in B-flat, serial #E33169, made of hard rubber with nickel silver ferrules and keys. The barrel is made of rosewood with nickel silver ferrules and is stamped “Renault.” The bell is stamped:


Harry Walter Pedler (1872-1950) was born in England and immigrated to the United States in 1905 as a musical instrument maker. By 1919, Pedler established his musical instrument making firm in Elkhart, Indiana and continued there until his retirement in 1930.

This clarinet was previously owned and used by Harold I. Woolridge (1895-1971), after serving in the Sousa Band from 1924 to 1927.

Date Made: 1940s

User: Woolridge, HaroldReferenced: Sousa, John PhilipMaker: The Pedler Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Elkhart

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Related Publication: Berger, Kenneth. March King and His Band, The

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard N. Peterson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.75.29Accession Number: 314090Catalog Number: 75.29

Object Name: clarinet

Physical Description: rubber (overall material)nickel silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 23 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in; 59.69 cm x 7.9375 cmclarinet: 20 in x 2 3/4 in; 50.8 cm x 6.985 cmbell: 4 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 7.9375 cm


Record Id: nmah_606367

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