Ashton 5-Keyed Clarinet


This clarinet was made by John Ashton in Boston, Massachusetts around 1825 to 1834. It is a 5-keyed clarinet in C, made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. This clarinet is stamped:


John Ashton was a music publisher and dealer of musical instruments at 197 Washington Street in Boston Massachusetts from around 1819 to 1844. This clarinet was likely made by a nearby wind instrument maker for sale in Ashton’s store.

Date Made: 1825-1834

Maker: Ashton, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of Georganna Tucker

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.73.39Catalog Number: 73.39Accession Number: 304540

Object Name: clarinet

Physical Description: boxwood (overall material)ivory (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21 in x 3 in; 53.34 cm x 7.62 cmcap: 2 1/8 in x 1 5/16 in; 5.3975 cm x 3.33375 cmmouthpiece/barrel: 4 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 3.4925 cmupper/lower joint: 16 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 41.5925 cm x 4.445 cmbell: 4 in x 2 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_606379

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