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Clarinet in B-Flat

1816-1830
Origin: Europe, England, London
OL: 25 3/4" (6 keys); 3 1/8" at widest point of bell
Boxwood, ivory, brass
Partial Gift from Dan F. and Phyllis A. Morse and Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2006-89
A six-key clarinet in B-flat made by Metzler of London. The boxwood body is made in 5 sections plus black wood mouthpiece, 6 ivory rings, and brass keys.
Provenance:From the collection of Dan F. Morse and Phyllis A. Morse, acquired by CW in 2006.
The Morses purchased this from a dealer in Brimfield in September of 1990.
Mark(s):main section: METZLER / LONDON / 105 WARDOUR ST
bottom section: METZLER / LONDON / 105 WARDOUR ST
section above bottom: METZLER/LONDON
mouthpiece: METZLER/LONDON
Inscription(s):see "marks"