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Queens County Museum

Clarinet


Accession number: 38-48
Date: circa 1863
Materials: wood; brass; ivory
Measurements: 66.5 cm L x 7.4 cm Diameter
Brand: Euler
Marks/Label: Etched along the side of the clarinet's lower tube, near the brass buttons: Euler / Frankfurt.
Etched along the side of the clarinet's lower tube: S.T. Kempton / 1863 Age 15
Description:

The artifact consists of the flared bell and the cylindrical lower tube of a wooden clarinet. The upper tube and mouth piece are missing. Brass keys or buttons line the lower tube of the instrument. Two ivory rings embellish the tube and flared end of the clarinet. Etched along the side of the lower tube is the maker's name, Euler, and the manufacturing location, Frankfurt.  Similarly, the name, S. T. Kempton, the year 1863, and Kempton's age, 15, are etched along the lower tube's side.  
 

History of Use: A part of a musical instrument used to produce and play music.