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Leblanc Bass Clarinet

Leblanc Bass Clarinet

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This clarinet was made by G. Leblanc Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1963. It is a bass clarinet in B-flat, model 400 serial #7422, made of grenadilla with nickel silver keys and fittings. This clarinet is stamped:

LEBLANC
PARIS
FRANCE
7422

This bass clarinet was designed in France but manufactured at the Wisconsin plant.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
clarinet
Date made
1963
maker
G. Leblanc Corporation
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Kenosha
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.2 cm x 96 cm x 24 cm; x 4 13/16 in x 37 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in
cap: 3 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in; 8.5725 cm x 3.96875 cm
mouthpiece: 4 1/16 in x 1 7/8 in; 10.31875 cm x 4.7625 cm
barrel: 6 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 3.175 cm x 10.795 cm
upper joint: 18 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 47.9425 cm x 6.985 cm
lower joint: 20 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 52.705 cm x 7.9375 cm
bell: 9 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 13/16 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.6375 cm x 19.84375 cm
ID Number
MI.63.980
accession number
243869
catalog number
63.980
Credit Line
Gift of G. Leblanc Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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