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Leblanc Basset Horn

Leblanc Basset Horn

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This basset horn was made by G, Leblanc Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconson in 1962. It is a Boehm System basset horn in F, model 451 serial #6502, made of grenadilla with nickel silver keys and bell. This basset horn is stamped:


This basset horn was designed in Paris but manufactured at the Wisconsin plant.

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Object Name
basset horn
date made
G. Leblanc Corporation
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Kenosha
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 33 1/2 in x 4 in x 8 in; 85.09 cm x 10.16 cm x 20.32 cm
cap: 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
mouthpiece: 3 15/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 10.00125 cm x 3.175 cm
barrel: 3 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.8575 cm
upper joint: 13 3/16 in x 2 5/8 in; 33.49625 cm x 6.6675 cm
lower joint: 18 1/4 in x 3 in; 46.355 cm x 7.62 cm
bell: 7 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 13/16 in; 18.7325 cm x 9.525 cm x 9.68375 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of G. Leblanc Corporation
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Data Source
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