Nechwalsky Bass Clarinet

Nechwalsky Bass Clarinet

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This clarinet was made by Anton Nechwalsky in Vienna, Austria about 1853. It is a 16-keyed bass clarinet in B-flat, made of stained maple with brass ferrules, keys, and bell. This clarinet is stamped:


Anton Nechwalsky (1804-1868) made wind instruments in Vienna from 1836 to 1868.

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Object Name
date made
ca 1853
Nechwalsky, Anton
place made
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
Physical Description
maple (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 9.7 cm x 106 cm x 20 cm; x 3 13/16 in x 41 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in
mouthpiece/barrel: 6 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 8 1/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 3.175 cm x 20.6375 cm
upper joint: 16 1/8 in x 2 in; 40.9575 cm x 5.08 cm
lower joint: 20 1/16 in x 2 7/8 in; 50.95875 cm x 7.3025 cm
bell: 11 5/8 in x 5 1/16 in x 3 7/8 in; 29.5275 cm x 12.85875 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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