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Clarinet in B-flat

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In B-flat. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Blackwood mouthpiece (later). Made in six parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper, middle, and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Eight round keys (Young type S) of brass (e, f-sharp, g-sharp, c-sharp',...

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Inscription

Stamped on all joints: WM WHITELEY / UTICA / Bb; stamped on back of bell: THOMAS PELTIER

Provenance

1982, sold by Harold Priest, Harvard, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 2, 1982)

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund

about 1830

Object Place

Utica, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.328

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones