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Clarinet in A

1816-1835
Origin: America, Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
OL: 28 3/8" (5 keys); 3 1/4" at widest point of bell
Boxwood, ivory, brass
Partial Gift from Dan F. and Phyllis A. Morse and Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2006-88
A five-key clarinet in A made by G. Catlin of Philadelphia. The boxwood body is made in 4 sections plus reproduction mouthpiece, 5 ivory rings, and brass keys.
Provenance:From the collection of Dan F. Morse and Phyllis A. Morse, acquired by CW in 2006
Mark(s):Bottom section stamped twice with "G. CATLIN / PHILADA"; middle section stamped the same once; top once
Inscription(s):see "marks"