Noë Freres 6-Keyed Clarinet

Noë Freres 6-Keyed Clarinet

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This clarinet was made by Noë Frères in Paris, France about 1840. It is a 6-keyed clarinet in C, made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keys. This clarinet is stamped:


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Object Name
date made
ca 1840
Noë Frères
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 21 in x 2 1/2 in; 53.34 cm x 6.35 cm
barrel: 1 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 4.445 cm x 3.4925 cm
upper joint: 7 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 20.0025 cm x 4.445 cm
middle joint: 4 in x 1 9/16 in; 10.16 cm x 3.96875 cm
lower joint: 8 13/16 in; 22.38375 cm
bell: 4 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 10.795 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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