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African blackwood octavin, in Bb, with german silver mounts and keywork, signed "ADLER & CO / MARKNEUKIRCHEN" made c.1900. Length 45.3cm. In original fitted hard case.
In good original condition, recently repadded, with removed pads (?original) saved. Small dent in bell.

Price £2400.00
Instrument #540
References
References:
German Patent No.83005 dated 27 September 1893, taken out by Oscar Adler and Herm Jordan.
Photograph and details from "Fast vergessene Blasinstrumente aus zwei Jahrhunderten" 1992 by G.Dullat.

Ebony(?) Bb clarinet with brass bands and ten brass keys, signed "MARGUERITAT / 21 BD BONNE NOUVELLE / PARIS (in oval cartouche)" made c.1880. Length 58.3cm.
Lacks mouthpiece. Repaired cracks in right hand joint. Crack in one brass band. Needs repad to be playable.

Price £700.00
Instrument #409
References
Entry for "Margueritat" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.
Advertisement of Margueritat in "Annuaire Général de la Musique.....de France 1883"

African Blackwood combination A/Bb enhanced simple system clarinet with silver plated mounts and keywork, signed "ROMEO / ORSI / MILANO / ITALY" made c.1910. Lengths 61.5cm & 59.2cm.
Repaired crack in right hand joint and bell. Lacks adjusting screw to barrel. Recently repadded.

Price £2700.00
Instrument #410
References
Entry for "Orsi" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.
"Combination Clarinet Patents in Italy" by Francesco Carreras in "Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society Vol XXXVII 2012"


Dark cocuswood Boehm system A clarinet with silver plated keywork, signed "A.BUFFET / JNE / PARIS / BREVETE / S.G.D.G." made c.1870. Length 62.0cm. An early example of a Boehm clarinet with the barrel and upper joint in one piece.
Lacks mouthpiece. Repaired short hairline crack in each of the three joints.

Price £1000.00
Instrument #405
References
Entry for "Auguste Buffet Jeune" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.
French Patent #16036 dated 1843 for "pour l'application des anneaux mobiles aux clarinettes et haubois" (the Boehm system clarinet and oboe)

Silver plated brass Bb clarinet with thirteen keys and brille, signed "G.Butler / Manufacturer / 57 Greek St. Soho / London" made c.1865. Length 64.5cm. Tuning slide on barrel. Old ebonite mouthpiece.
In good original condition, to be playable needs a repad and a couple of springs. Made in France perhaps in the Adolphe Sax workshop. Plating worn on bell and a little on keys.

Price £650.00
Instrument #302

Ebonite Albert system Eb clarinet with 13 German silver keys, signed "BOOSEY & CO / MAKERS / LONDON / 12996" made c.1897. Overall length 48.0cm. The barrel and ebonite mouthpiece signed "BOOSEY & CO / 12996" and are therefore original to the body.
In good original condition. The pads appear to be quite good, it should work with some adjustments. A very unusual and elegant model with the body and bell in one piece.

Price £325.00
Instrument #222

Boxwood C clarinet with horn bands and six brass keys, the C#/G# key mounted with pillars on an oval plate, signed "(star) / LOT / A PARIS / (star)" made c.1820. Length 60.3cm.
Recently overhauled and now playable. Repairs to three horn bands. Repair to one wooden mount. Mouthpiece an accurate modern reconstruction. It is not possible to say which member of the Lot family made this clarinet.

Price £2200.00
Instrument #211

A clarinet in boxwood with horn bands and eight brass keys, signed "(Prussian Eagle?) / KOEHLER / A" made in Germany c.1810. Length 67.3cm.
Crack in barrel. Recently re-padded etc., now playable. The lowest joint is stamped with a "B" under the name, this was originally a clarinet with extra left and right hand joints enabling it to be played in Bb and A.

Price £1600.00
Instrument #55

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