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Maker:
Riley, Sr., Edward  Search this
Physical Description:
boxwood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 52.705 cm x 6.6675 cm
barrel: 2 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 3.4925 cm
upper joint: 7 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 19.685 cm x 4.7625 cm
lower joint: 8 7/8 in x 2 1/16 in; 22.5425 cm x 5.23875 cm
bell: 4 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
clarinet
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Description (Brief):
<p>This clarinet was made by Edward Riley in New York, New York about 1825. It is a 5-keyd clarinet in C, made of boxwood with square brass keys. This clarinet has the following stamps:</p>
<p>(on the barrel, upper and mid sections):</p>
<p>E-RILEY<br>N-YORK</p>
<p>(on the lower section and bell):</p>
<p>E-RILEY<br>CHATHAM ST<br>N-YORK</p>
<p>Edward Riley (1769-1829) was a music teacher, music publisher, and musical instrument seller. Instruments stamped with his name may have been made by makers John Firth and William Hall.</p>
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
MI.76.20
Accession number:
323573
Catalog number:
76.20
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-65d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606356