Stengel 10-Keyed Alto Clarinet

Stengel 10-Keyed Alto Clarinet

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Description (Brief)

This clarinet was made by Johann Samuel Stengel in Bayreuth, Germany around 1810 to 1825. It is a 10-keyed alto clarinet in F, made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. It is stamped:


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Object Name
Date made
Stengal, Johann Samuel
place made
Germany: Bavaria, Bayreuth
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 32 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 82.55 cm x 9.525 cm
barrel: 3 3/4 in x 1 7/16 in x 1 5/8 in; 9.525 cm x 3.65125 cm x 4.1275 cm
upper joint: 12 1/4 in x 2 in; 31.115 cm x 5.08 cm
middle joint: 6 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 4.7625 cm
lower joint: 14 3/16 in x 2 1/4 in; 36.03625 cm x 5.715 cm
bell: 5 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 9.525 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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