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African blackwood octavin, in Bb, with german silver mounts and keywork, signed "ADLER & CO / MARKNEUKIRCHEN" made c.1900. Length 45.3cm. In original fitted hard case.
In good original condition, recently repadded, with removed pads (?original) saved. Small dent in bell.

Price £2400.00
Instrument #540
German Patent No.83005 dated 27 September 1893, taken out by Oscar Adler and Herm Jordan.
Photograph and details from "Fast vergessene Blasinstrumente aus zwei Jahrhunderten" 1992 by G.Dullat.

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
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 France 1883"

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

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