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Clarinet supplied by Chappell
A simple system clarinet in high pitch (A=452)
No patent C# mechanism.
By the address this cannot have been supplied later than 1901, which is when Chappell moved from 52 New Bond Street. This was probably made by Albert of Brussels - Chappell were the importers for their instruments.
The wooden mouthpiece is stamped Albert 2 - and has original metal ligature and wooden cap
In a wooden (mahogany) lockable box.
Serviced, pads and corks good, plays ok.
A modern mouthpiece and longer barrel brings the overall pitch down to A=440, although I make no guarantees about the intonation if this is done!
£150
Doré

Wooden 1920s French Bb LP
I have never seen another one
Repadded in leather, plays well
 

If anyone knows any more about this maker, please let me know

£180
Nestor Croes

Son (or possibly nephew) of Alphonse Croes of Brussels
Wooden, p
robably manufactured in the 30s, LP
Repadded in leather, plays well
Makers number T17

If anyone knows any more about this maker, please let me know

£205
Foeslich Freres "Sonora" Alto Sax
Made in Lausanne

Maker not known to me, and I can't find anything on the internet
Silver plated, mother of pearl key inserts
Soft soldered toneholes, in low pitch
Likely to be from the 20s - but I may be wrong by a decade either way!
Repadded, currently has no case

£250
"Selmer Sterling Make"

Wooden clarinet which may well not be by Selmer - the logo is not one that is listed for them
Marked "Made in France"
Repadded in skin, plays well
In the (probably) original case, which has seen better days - but the catches work ok

Serial number is W3326 (under the keywork), which if it is a Selmer dates it to 1970 - but I have my doubts..

 

£175