E. Riley C Clarinet
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Edward Riley (London b. 1769 / New York d. August 18, 1829) was an English instrument maker and music publisher based, at least for some time, out of New York, USA.
Like most others instrument makers, he utilized the light-colored boxwood for the clarinet body, and elephant ivory for the body rings.
In the early 19th century, most clarinets had only 5 or 7 keys; this example has 5 keys, an earlier style.
The dating of this clarinet can be pinpointed to between 1819 and 1831, due to the street address stamped on the instrument: 29 Chathan Street, NY.
Instruments by E. Riley are relatively readily available, due to the high production numbers of his later models.
Key System: 5-Key
Maker: Edward Riley
Brand Name: E. Riley
Place of Manufacture: England
Approximate Date: 1819-1831
Body Material: Boxwood & Ivory
Bore Type: unknown
Key Metal: unknown
Keywork Quality: unknown
Serial Number: unknown
Recommended For: Time travelers