National Music Museum Logo   National Music Museum  
Home  Collections
Virtual Tour
Calendar Gift Shop FAQ Site Index Maker Index

 

Clarinet in E-flat by Graves & Co., Winchester, New Hampshire, 1833-1845

Graves clarinet in its case NMM 10022.  Clarinet in E-flat by Graves & Co., Winchester, New Hampshire, 1833-1845 Left side of Graves clarinet Back side of Graves clarinet Right side of Graves clarinet

NMM 10022. Clarinet in E-flat by Graves & Co., Winchester, New Hampshire, 1833-1845. Four sections. Stamped on bottom joint: GRAVES & Co / WINCHESTER / N. H.; on top joint and bell: [eagle] / GRAVES & Co / WINCHESTER / N. H. / Eb. Cocus, ivory ferrules. Thirteen brass keys with flat, round key covers, mounted in blocks; springs attached to keys. Length (top of barrel to bottom of bell), 429 mm. Original box. Board of Trustees, 2001.


Maker's Signature Stamped on Top Joint

Click on image below to see a larger image.

Maker's stamp on top joint


Views of Selected Keys, Integral Thumb Rest, and Rollers

Click on images below to see larger images.

E-flat1/B-flat2 key

e-flat1 / b-flat2 key mounted in block

Integral thumb rest

Integral thumb rest

Rollers

Touchpieces of e / b1 and f-sharp / c-sharp2 keys are both furnished with rollers.



Literature:   Deborah Check Reeves, "Historically Speaking," The Clarinet 33, No. 1 (December 2005), p. 26.



Return to Checklist of Instruments by Graves & Co.

National Music Museum
The University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

©National Music Museum, 2006-2015
Most recent update: November 11, 2015

The University of South Dakota
Return to Top of Page