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Boxwood Bb clarinet with ivory bands and ten brass keys, signed "METZLER / LONDON / 105 WARDOUR ST" made c.1810. Length 66.2cm.
Generally in original condition, worn tenon to upper joint, chips off wood at lower bell. Needs repad to be playable.

Price £1200.00
Instrument #407
References
Entry for "Metzler" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.

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"


Boxwood C clarinet with ivory bands and five brass keys, signed "GOULDING / LONDON" made by George Goulding c.1790. Length 60.0cm. Lowest joint and bell in one piece.
Repaired crack in upper joint. Crack in one ivory band. Recently repadded.

Price £3000.00
Instrument #411
References
Entry for "Goulding" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.

Boxwood C clarinet with ivory bands and eight brass keys, signed "(crown) / C // (lyre) / BATES / 6 / LUDGATE HILL / LONDON / 2779" made c.1825. length 59.0cm. Original signed and numbered mouthpiece.
Repaired cracks to one ivory band, otherwise good original condition.

Price £1300.00
Instrument #413
References
Entry for "Bates" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.

Boxwood C clarinet with ivory bands and six patent brass keys, signed "(crown between garlands) / GOULDING D'ALMAINE / & CO / SOHO SQUARE / LONDON" made by James Wood c.1810. Length 58.0cm. Left and right hand joints brass lined, all the holes covered by keys are brass lined (Wood's Patent #2381). Original mouthpiece signed "J.WOOD FECIT"
Repaired crack to lower bell ivory band, old repaired crack to mouthpiece. Chips of wood off lower bell. Recently repadded.

Price £1700.00
Instrument #414
References
Entries for "Goulding" and "James Wood" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.
English Patent No.2381 taken out in 1800 by James Wood.

Ebony C clarinet with ivory bands and thirteen silver keys, signed "WOOD'S / PATENT // Wood & Ivy (cursive) / LATE / Geo Wood (cursive) / NEW COMPTON STR / 50 / SOHO / LONDON" also signed on the E/B & F#/C# keys "WOOD'S / PATENT" made c.1840. Length 56.5cm. Metal tuning slide between barrel and upper joint. Mouthpiece cover in ebony with ivory band.
Crack in upper joint and barrel. Crack to one ivory ring. Repaired cracks to ivory ring on mouthpiece cover.

Price £1700.00
Instrument #415
References
Entry for "Wood family" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.
English Patent No.2381 taken out in 1800 by James Wood
English Patent No.4423 taken out in 1819 by James Wood

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)

Boxwood Bb clarinet with ivory bands and brass keywork, signed “EULER / FRANKFURT / A/M” made c.1830. Length 67.7cm.
In good original condition, needs repad. Later ebonite mouthpiece.

Price £2000.00
Instrument #399
References
Entry for "Euler" from "The New Langwill Index. A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" 1993 by William Waterhouse.
Entry for "Euler" from "Verzeichnis der Holz- und Metall-Blasinstrumentenmacher auf Deutschsprachigem Gebiet" 2010 by G.Dullat

Boxwood Bb clarinet with ivory bands and five brass keys, signed “G.MILLER / LONDON / (unicorn head)” made c.1780. Length 66.6cm. A very good example of an 18th century English clarinet.
Mouthpiece not original but a well made modern copy. Repaired cracks to ivory bell ring, repair to lower bell.

Price £4000.00
Instrument #400
References
This is an earlier instrument than either of the examples in the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection, see pp.191 & 192 in the Catalogue 2007 Edited by Arnold Myers.

Boxwood C clarinet with five brass keys, signed "(sun) / WINNEN / A PARIS" made c.1810. Length 60.5cm. Original mouthpiece branded with same "sun" as body.
In very good original condition, recently repadded.

Price £2400.00
Instrument #320
References
A very similar clarinet described and illustrated in ""Le Livre d'Or de la Clarinette Francaise: Index des facteurs et des marques" 2012 by W.Rousselet & D.Watel. With recent biography of the Winnen Family.

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. Repaired crack in one horn band. 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. Needs clean and repad. 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 £1500.00
Instrument #55

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