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Clarinet

Artist/Maker:
Lamson, Paul
Place Made:
Broadway New York United States of America
Date Made:
1795-1805
Medium:
undetermined wood –ivory –brass
Dimensions:
LOA 23
Accession Number:
C-176
Description:
A wooden clarinet with five keys. It has white ivory rings, seven holes and four keys.

Paul Lamson was lsited in the Boston City Directory as an umbrella maker in 1810; and as a woodwind maker in 1813. He was first listed in the NY City Directory in 1816 and was probably making woodwinds and strings in NEw York as he had in Boston. He is listed at 208 Braodway in New York between 1816 and 1818. (Nancy Groce, MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS OF NEW YORK: A DIRECTORY OF EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURY URBAN CRAFTSMAN. Pendragon PRess, 1991, p.94.

History:
This clarinet was owned by the church in Salem.
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society Collection