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Thanks so much to Gary Kern for sending this Thibouville catalgue from 1890!

Note that Thibouville made “Vulcanite” hard rubber clarinets as early as 1890!

From The New Langwill Index:

Thibouville-Lamy, Jerome WWI fl Paris


Established by Louis Émile Jérome Thibouville (b Mouettes / La Couture 1 February 1833; d 1902), son of

the MI maker Louis Martin Thibouville (b 1807) and Marie Josephine neé Grandin, who by c1857 joined

the firm of HUSSON-BUTHOD, by c1857 renamed HUSSON-BUTHOD & THIBOUVILLE, later becoming

its proprietor; 1861 opened factory at Grenelle-Paris for BIs; 1864 acquired there also the firm of Henry

Savaresse making Sl strings; 1866 registered his trade mark; 1867 advertised factories at Grenelle for

BIs, SI strings, organs, at Mirecourt for SIs, and at La Couture for WWIs; 1878, according to

advertisement, he employed a total workforce of 420 at four factories, including 125 at Mirecourt, 40 to 45

at La Couture, 80 at Grenelle (BIs), 140 at Grenelle (SI strings), plus an atelier for making organs and

musical automats (musical box, 'pianista'), sending all instruments to the 'atelier de Paris' for finishing;

1880 opened branch in London; 1885 advertised workforce of 'environ 1000 ouvriers, ouvriés et employé.

He was decorated in 1873 with the order of Franz Josef, in 1876 with the Légion d'honneur. 1889 his son

Louis Jéerome Émile partnered with Alexandre Alfred Acoulon; 1896-1908 Acoulon proprietor. c1895

opened agency in New York, registering 1900 their trade name in US; 1926, according to their catalogue:

'electric power factories employing 1000 workmen at Grenelle, Paris, La Couture, Mirecourt, Poussay and

Chateau Thierry'; also that, regarding saxophone, 'we can, according to the wishes of our customers,

mark the instruments with our name or one of our registered marks, or even with one of the following

names, of which we are the proprietors: 'Association Generale des Ouvriers 68 bis rue Reaumer [sic]

Paris, Feuillet, Martin Thibouville Fils, Bercioux'. Trade name 'Jetel', from J.T.L. initials employed. See



[ a: registered in 1866 ] (lyre in auriole) / J.T.L.

[ b: registered in 1888 ] DULCIS & FORTIS (lyre in auriole, bird in horn superimposed)/ J.T.L.

[ c: LEGION D'HONNEUR / JTL (within wreath) / Qualité Supre. (cursive) / (7 medals) / JEROME /

THIBOUVILLE / LAMY / Fr. de l'Armé(cursive) / BREVETÉ S.G.D.G. / 68 R. Réaumur (cursive) / PARIS


1867-70: 42bis rue Réamur

1875-95: 68 et 70 rue Réamur

1900: rue Réamur 68 et 68bis

1905: rue Réamur 68bis et 2

1911: rue Réamur;69bis et 70.


c1935: Jetel-Sax (model of tarogato in metal)


[according to Haine, over 20 'brevets et certificats d'addition']

1874 (F) #104550: corrective keys for BIs

1902 (F) #326145: improved Boehm-flute


London 1862

Bayonne 1864

Paris 1867, 1875;

Wien 1873

Santiago / Chile 1875

Philadelphia 1876

Melbourne 1881


Exposition Universelle International de 1889 Paris Rapports du Jury international. Classe 13. Insts. de

musique (Paris 1891)

Exposition internationale de Chicago en 1893: insts. de musique: rapport (Paris 1894)


96pp (1867)

165pp (1878)

211pp (1885)

J.T.L.: Jerome Thibouville-Lamy & Co., Manufacturers of Musical Instruments and Harmonic Strings

(London 1926)