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Clarinet in C

1823-1828
Origin: America, Mid-Atlantic, New York
OL: 22 7/8" (5 keys); 3" widest point of bell
Boxwood, ivory, brass
Partial Gift from Dan F. and Phyllis A. Morse and Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2006-92
A five-key clarinet in C made by Firth and Hall of New York. The body is made of boxwood, with 6 ivory rings separating the 5 sections, and a mouthpiece of black wood. The keys are made of brass.
Provenance:From the collection of Dan F. Morse and Phyllis A. Morse, acquired by CW in 2006
Mark(s):Bottom & top: FIRTH & HALL / 358 / PEARL ST / N. YORK
Just above bottom and below top: FIRTH & HALL / N. YORK
Inscription(s):see "marks"