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Dark cocuswood Boehm system A clarinet with silver plated keywork, signed

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)

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