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Selmer Boehm System Clarinet

Selmer Boehm System Clarinet

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Description (Brief)

This clarinet was made by Henri Selmer & Cie in Paris, France in 1924. It is a Boehm System clarinet in B-flat, serial #6968, made of ebony with German silver keys and ferrules. This clarinet is stamped:

H. SELMER
A
PARIS
BREVETE
S.G.D.G.

This clarinet was previously owned and used by Harold I. Woolridge (1895-1971), as a member of the Sousa Band from 1924 to 1927.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
clarinet
Date made
1900-1925
date made
1924
user
Woolridge, Harold
referenced
Sousa, John Philip
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
barrel: 2 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 6.35 cm x 3.4925 cm
upper joint: 9 in x 2 1/8 in; 22.86 cm x 5.3975 cm
lower joint: 11 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 30.1625 cm x 6.0325 cm
bell: 4 3/8 in x 3 in; 11.1125 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 24 1/2 in x 3 in; 62.23 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
MI.75.27
accession number
314090
catalog number
75.27
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Richard N. Peterson
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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