An unmarked Boxwood and Bone, six keyed Clarinet in excellent condition with original MP (good) and cap. Marked only "B" on three joints. Length is 22 1/4 inches.
This may be one of the earliest Boehm System Clarinets in existence. Made c.1880. Serial #180. Six rings and 13 keys, all in working order. Two barrels with metal inserts. Length with short barrel is 23 1/4 inches. Add half an inch for the longer barrel. Excellent condition. Very heavy, might be Ebony. It was made about 40 years after the earliest French examples by L.A. Buffet and many other French makers
An unsigned, six key Clarinet with bone rings. Original MP is chipped and not playable. Two keys will require springs. Carved thumb is chipped but usable. Every thing else is good. Length is 22 3/4 inches.
A Boxwood and Ivory, five Block mounted keyed Clarinet in "C" by J. Meacham, Albany c. 1812. Aside form the damaged MP, this Clarinet will need very little (pads and string) to be in playing condition. A short sealed surface crack on upper joint. Makers mark on all sections. Bell reads "Meacham, Comp, Albany C" Length is 20 1/4 inches.
A worth while project, this interesting Clarinet by Goulding, D'Almaine has five zinc keys (one touch absent) and one standard key. A singular crack runs the length of the upper joint, and and into the lower joint and Ivory ring. Makers mark on all joints. Bell reads "(Crown surrounded by wreath) Goulding, D'Almaine & Co. and on Soho Square, London" length is 20 1/4 inches.
An exceptional instrument for this date. Twelve keys, seven of which are block mounted, and five Brass pin mounted. Makers mark on four section "(crown) STENGEL, BAYREUTH (star) B". Bell reads "(crown) Brevettato DA S.M. Il Re Con Dur Medaglie (star)" Ivory thumb rest. Original MP and cap, perfect. Because the pads look so good, I'm going to say playable as is. Near perfect condition. Length without MP is 22 7/8 inches.
An anonymous 5 keyed, stained boxwood and Ivory Clarinet in excellent condition. All keys work well. Original MP and cap. The only damage is a crack in the Ivory ring on the barrel. Length without MP is 20 1/2 inches.
A Boxwood Piccolo with one square, block mounted Brass key, and horn rings. No makers mark, but the letter "S" is stamped on the head joint. A quarter of end horn ring is gone. Key works well. Overall length is 11 1/4 inches, blowing length is 10 5/8 inches.
A Boxwood Piccolo with one block mounted salt spoon key, Ivory end ring and wood cap, unsigned. Near perfect condition. Overall length is 113/4 inches,blowing length is 11/16 inches. c.1850.
An Ivory Piccolo, no name, six keys. Head and barrel are metal lined, resulting in the cracks. All keys are working well. No damage to body.
An Ivory Flute by Andrew Kaufmann, London 1821-7. Five sections. Head joint has short, sealed crack. Barrel has two pinned cracks. Both metal lined. Upper, lower and foot joint have no damage. One key spring absent. Overall length is 26 inches. Playing length is 23 inches. Possibly Silver keys. Barrel and head are separable.
A Boxwood and Ivory, block mounted, one square Brass key Flute by Edward Baack, NY 1839-72. Marked on three joints. All over excellent condition, no cracks or chips. Will require new joint wraps. Overall approx. 19 3/8 inches, blowing 16 3/4.
A one key, Boxwood Flute by H.Wrede, London 1810-49. One square, block mounted key, working. Makers mark on all four joints. Tight surface cracks on lower 2 tenon covers. Overall length is 24 1/4 inches, blowing length is 21 1/8 inches.
A one keyed Flute of Boxwood and Ivory by Astor & Horwood, London 1815-22. The square key, working, has an Ivory touch. Head joint reads "ASTOR, HORWOOD 79 CORNHILL LONDON (Unicorn head)" Blowing edge is in perfect condition. One Ivory ring cracked. Tight surface crack on lower joint. No case.
A very dark stained Rosewood one keyed Flute by Firth, Pond & Co. NY c.1863. Marked in three places. On the upper joint "FIRTH,POND & CO. 547 BROADWAY, N.YORK, GERMAN SILVER" No cracks or damage. Overall length is 23 3/4 inches, while blowing length is 20 3/4 inches. Very good condition.
A one key Flute of stained Boxwood and Ivory by Firth, Pond $ CO., New York c.1863. One Brass key missing touch. One Ivory ring has a crack. Blowing edge is perfect. Overall length is 23 2/3 inches, and blowing length is 20 7/8 inches.
A one key Flute, Boxwood and Ivory, by Meacham & Pond, Albany, c.1830. Marked on all joints. One square Brass key, working. Close crack in one Ivory ring. Overall length is 25 5/8 inches, while blowing length is 20 5/8 inches. No cracks in wood.
A No Name 5 key block mounted band flute in Rosewood. Salt Spoon keys and metal mounts. No head cap. Cork is in place. Head and barrel have a crack which does not effect playing as they are metal lined. All keys are working. One piece body.