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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000637.txt from 1997/12

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: Re: Pioneer Rubber Gloves
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 09:57:27 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Charette <>
Date: Friday, December 12, 1997 7:51 AM
Subject: Pioneer Rubber Gloves

>And you thought this had nothing to do with clarinets ...
>>From an e-mail to me:
>> Dear Mr sneezy
>You just gotta love that greeting :)
>> I am a student at the Cleveland Institute Of Music, studying with Frank
>> Cohen and Linnea Nereim. Recently, Miss Nereim told me about a certain
>> rubber glove that Marcellus used parts of for a patch on his
>> mouthpiece. It was made by the pioneer company; the outer layer shiny
>> black and the inner layer pink. I have tryed to get this material but
>> no one seems to know were or who would have any of these. Maybe some
>> one over there by you can help me.
>> Ramon Wodkowski
>Well, there no one over here by me that can help. I'm not sure I'd
>want to wear a black & pink glove, either. Anyone ever hear of this
>type of rubber glove?
>Mark Charette

This has come up before over the last three or four years (once with one of
my postings). Many of us who studied in the sixties and seventies used those
gloves (the pink was inside where no one could see). They were sold as work
gloves in hardware stores before plastic became more popular, and they made
great patches. Gigliotti used to cut them to shape and stick them on with
saliva - after the spit dried the patch stayed there forever. Later he
started using double sided tape to hold the patches down (and of course we
who were studying with him at the time all did likewise). I asked here a
couple of years ago if anyone knew where to get these gloves and someone
posted the name of the company and some suggestions for finding them. Check
the archives - back VERY far.

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