Leblanc Basset Horn

Leblanc Basset Horn

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Description

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:

G
LEBLANC
PARIS
FRANCE

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

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
basset horn
date made
1962
maker
G. Leblanc Corporation
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Kenosha
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
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
MI.63.274
accession number
243869
catalog number
63.274
Credit Line
Gift of G. Leblanc Corporation
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