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Kenneth G. Fiske Museum

 

Clarinets, Alto clarinet, Basset Horn, Bass clarinet, Bass chalumeau

 

 

Clarinets in E-flat

W50    5-key, Herman Wrede, London, ca. 1815.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules.

W278  8-key, Goulding & Co., London, ca. 1815.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules.

W257  5-key, Herman Wrede, London, ca. 1820.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules.

W279  6-key, Thibouville frères, Paris, ca. 1860.  Boxwood, horn ferrules, stamped “M”.

W51    8-key of French origin, ca. 1875, stamped: “Wurlitzer, Bros., Cincinatti, O.”

W52    10-key attributed to Martin frères, Paris, ca. 1875.

W55    Simple-system of French origin, ca. 1880.  Stamped: “Henri Frenier, Paris”.

W89    Simple-system of French origin, ca. 1880.  Stamped: “Henry Pourcelle, Paris”.

W53    13-key, Heinrich C. Stümpel, Minden, ca. 1890.

W208  Albert-system, Jean Baptiste Albert, Brussels, ca. 1890.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W235  Albert-system, metal “double-wall”, C. G. Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1890, serial no. 148.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W163  Simple-system of French origin, ca. 1900.

W54    Simple-system, C. G. Conn, Co., Elkhart, ca. 1910.  Ebonite body, metal bell.

 

Clarinets in C

W118  5-key, Naust, Paris, 1780-90.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules, one-piece bell and stock.

W119  5-key, George Astor, London, 1785-90.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules, boxwood mouthpiece.

W201  6-key, Jean-Jacques Baumann, Paris, ca. 1800.  Mouthpiece by Gilles Thomé, Paris.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W276  6-key, Astor & Co., London, ca. 1800.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Extensions on F#/C# and E/B keys.  Stamped “S. Dudley”.

W142  6-key, Christopher Gerock, London, ca. 1815.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules.

W237  6-key, François-Michel Amelingue, Paris, ca. 1820.  Loan of Albert Rice, 1993.

W56    5-key, HermanWrede, London, ca. 1820.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules. 

W267  13-key, Jean Jacques Baumann, Paris, ca. 1825.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules.  An early “Müller-system” clarinet with César Janssen’s rollers between F/C, Ab/Eb keys and F#/C# and E/B keys.

W57    6-key, Firth, Hall & Pond, New York, ca. 1835.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules.

W277  5-key, Herman Wrede, London, ca. 1835.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules.

W64    6-key, Samuel Graves, Winchester, ca. 1840.  Stained boxwood, ivory ferrules, pewter mouthpiece.

W143  6-key, Martin frères, Paris, 1840-1850.

W58    12-key, Martin frères, Paris, 1850-1860.

W59    12-key, Martin frères, Paris, 1850-1860.

W60    11-key, Placht & Co., Vienna, ca. 1870

W62    13-key, Heinrich C. Stümpel, Minden, ca. 1890.

W63    Simple-system of French origin marked “Henry Gunckel”, ca. 1890.

W61    Simple-system of French origin marked “Henry Pourcelle”, ca. 1900.

W163  Simple-system of French origin, ca. 1900.

W148  Albert-system, Couesnon et Cie, Paris, ca. 1920.  In the form of a “Claribel” with upturned metal bell.

 

Clarinet in B-flat

W210  5-key, George Miller, London, ca. 1775.  E/B and F#/C# keys stamped “IH”.  Loan of Joe Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W211  6-key of English origin, ca. 1790.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W255  8-key, Richard Bilton, London, ca. 1826.

W258  8-key, Thomas Key, London, ca. 1830.

W202  13-key, Thomas Key, London, ca. 1830.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W233  6-key of English origin stamped “G. E. Blake, Philadelphia”, ca. 1830.

W238  13-key, Jean Baptist Tabard, Lyons, ca. 1830.  Loan of Boquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W183  13-key, Jacques Printemps, Lille, 1837.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W64    6-key, Graves & Co., Winchester, ca. 1840.  Pewter mouthpiece.

W194  6-key, attributed to Graves & Co., Winchester, ca. 1840.  Includes C# key.

W124  8-key, Christian Gottlieb Zencker, jun., Adorf, ca. 1840.  With B-flat upper joint and A lower joint and extendable touches.

W155  10-key, D’Almaine & Co., London, ca. 1840.

W184  Boehm-system, Louis-Auguste Buffet jeune, Paris, 1847-50.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1993.

W75    13-key, Noble jeune, pere et fils, Paris, ca. 1850.

W195  10-key, attributed to Martin frères, Paris, 1850-60.

W185  13-key, Adolphe Sax, Paris, ca. 1855.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1993.

W205  Albert-system, Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1860.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W65    12-key, Martin frères, Paris, 1860-80.

W186  Albert-system, Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1870.  With separate B-flat mechanism hooked to the A key.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W203  Simple-system, Theodore Berteling, New York, ca. 1880.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W68    Simple-system, Buffet-Crampon & Cie, Paris, ca. 1880.

W187  Albert-system, Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1880.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W69    Albert-system, Jean Baptiste Albert, Brussels, ca. 1890.

W66    14-key, Heinrich C. Stümpel, Minden, ca. 1890.  Thumb key for F#/C#.

W130  Albert-system, William G. Schulze, New York, ca. 1898.

W204  German-system, Franz Carl Kruspe, Erfurt, ca. 1900.  Loan of Joe Moir, 1994.

W67    Simple-system of French origin marked “Fen frères”, ca. 1900.

W131  Simple-system of French origin, marked “Carl Fischer, New York”, ca. 1905.

W156  Simple-system, J. Thibouville-Lamy, Paris, ca. 1905.

W222  Boehm-system, Buffet-Crampon et Cie, Paris, ca. 1907.  High pitch, sold by Carl Fischer, New York.

W239  Albert-system of French origin, ca. 1910.

W251  Simple-system, V. Kohlert & Sons, Graslitz, ca. 1910.

W103  Albert-system of French origin marked “Henri Farni & Co.”, ca. 1920.

W141  Boehm-system, Penzel, Mueller Pruefer, New York, 1920-22.  Serial no. 3944.

W70    Simple-system, C. G. Conn Co., Elkhart, 1925.  Serial no. 14N B150369L.

W71    Boehm-system, Penzel-Mueller & Co., Long Island City, New York, ca. 1925.  Serial no. 14629.

W240  Boehm-system of French origin marked “Carl Fischer, New York”, ca. 1925.

W109  Boehm-system metal, Harry Bettoney, Boston, 1928.  “Silva-Bet” model.

W209  Boehm-system metal “double-wall” clarinet, Couesnon & Cie, Paris, 1928.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W149  Full Boehm-system metal, Selmer, Paris, ca. 1928.  Serial no. 2174.

W111  Boehm-system metal clarinet, Soliste of US origin, ca. 1930.  Serial no. 45497.

W112  Boehm-system of French origin marked “Guy Renne”, ca. 1930.  Plastic body.

W246  Boehm-system of French or US origin marked “Abbott Professional”, ca. 1930.  A “Clariphon” with a small, upturned metal bell and metal neck.

W110  Boehm-system metal clarinet, Cavalier, Elkhart, ca. 1935.  Serial no. 05453.

W193  Schmidt-Kolbe system, Ernst Schmidt, Mannheim, 1937, probably built by Paul Oskar Wurlitzer, Erlbach.

W191  Boehm-system, Nippon Kangakki Seizoshu, Tokyo, ca. 1965.

W200  MacIntyre-system, Thibouvilles frères, Paris, ca. 1965.  Upper joint only.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W221  Boehm-system, Selmer Co., Paris, “F. Barbier” model, ca. 1970.  Serial no. 30875.

 

Clarinets in A

W72    10-key of German origin, ca. 1850.

W73    10-key, Martin frères, Paris, ca. 1860-80.

W74    12-key, Martin frères, Paris, ca. 1880.

W76    13-key of French origin, ca. 1880.

W78    13-key, Buffet-Crampon et Cie, Paris, ca. 1880.

W206  Albert-system, Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca.1880.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W77    14-key, Heinrich C. Stümpel, Minden, ca. 1890.

W79    Albert-system, Jean Baptiste Albert, Brussels, ca. 1890.

W236  Albert-system metal “double-wall”, C. G. Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1890, serial no. 148.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.

W80    14-key of French origin marked “Lyon & Healy”, ca. 1900.  Serial no. 1300.

W81    Full Boehm-system, C. G. Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1910.  Ebonite body and plateau keys for thumb and fingers, open plate key for finger two.

W252  Simple-system, Buffet-Crampon, Paris, ca. 1915.

W104  Albert-system of French origin marked “Henri Farny & Co.”, ca. 1920.

W82    Boehm-system, Penzel-Mueller & Co., Long Island City, New York, ca. 1925.  Serial no. 16272, “Artist” model.

 

Basset Horn

W271  20-key, Stengel, Bayreuth, ca. 1870.

 

Alto Clarinet

W83    14-key of German origin marked “Wurlitzer, Cincinnati”, ca. 1890.

 

Bass Clarinet

W84    13-key, Fontain-Besson Co., London, ca. 1890.

 

Bass Chalumeau

W189  5-key maple, Guntram Wolf, Kronach, ca. 1985.  Copy of the Kress instruments in the Salzburg Museum Carolino Augusteum.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1994.