Theodore Berteling (Westphalia, 1821/22–1890 New York) or successor
New York, New York, United States
Ivory, nickel-silver, rosewood
Length: 47.2 cm (18½ in.)
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-single reed cylindrical
Rogers Fund, 1982
Not on view
A slightly extended version of the traditional 13-key clarinet. The extras include an unusual connecting lever for the lowest key and a double a-flat key. Ivory with rosewood mouthpiece, silver keys and mounts.
Marking: Berteling/New -York
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