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Buffet-Crampon Albert System Clarinet

Buffet-Crampon Albert System Clarinet

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This clarinet was made by Buffet-Crampon & Cie. In Paris, France in 1888. It is an Albert System clarinet in C, serial #662C, made of grenadilla with German silver keys and rings. This clarinet is stamped:

[lyre]
BUFFET
Crampon & Cie
A PARIS
BC
W.H. CUNDY
BOSTON

William H. Cundy was a music publishing and woodwind instrument retailing business in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm started in 1855 and by 1900 became Bettony-Cundy as Harry Bettoney (1867-1953) became manager of the development and expansion of the Cundy-Bettoney instrument company. W. H. Cundy retired from the business in 1907.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
clarinet
maker
Buffet-Crampon & Cie.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
cap: 2 11/16 in x 1 3/16 in; 6.82625 cm x 3.01625 cm
mouthpiece: 3 9/16 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.04875 cm x 3.4925 cm
clarinet: 17 in x 2 1/4 in; 43.18 cm x 5.715 cm
bell: 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 20 in x 3 in; 50.8 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
1997.0260.01
accession number
1997.0260
catalog number
1997.0260.01
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Stephen H. King
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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