Pitch: Bb(?)

Maker: Gautrot Aîné

Hallmark: Gautrot Aîné/Brevette/á Paris

Place of Manufacture: France

Approximate Date: 1860s

Material: Wood body, elephant ivory rings

Keys: Brass(?)

Keywork: 8-key

Serial Number: ---

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Many thanks to Peter Smith for these pictures.

This 8-key clarinet is marked Gautrot Aîné Brevette á Paris. I take it that aîné may mean ‘the elder’, and brevette means that it is registered or copyrighted.