Buffet-Crampon Albert System Clarinet

Buffet-Crampon Albert System Clarinet

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Description (Brief)

This clarinet was made by Buffet-Crampon & Cie. In Paris, France in 1888. It is an Albert System clarinet in B-flat, serial #348C, 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
Date made
1888
maker
Buffet-Crampon & Cie.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
clarinet: 19 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 5.715 cm
bell: 4 1/8 in x 3 3/16 in; 10.4775 cm x 8.09625 cm
overall: 22 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 57.785 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
1997.0260.02
accession number
1997.0260
catalog number
1997.0260.02
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Stephen H. King
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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