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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001419.txt from 1998/03

From: Dee Hays <>
Subj: Re: Looking for a Pan-American clarinet
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:40:29 -0500

Edwin V. Lacy wrote:

> I am interested in purchasing an old Pan-American brand clarinet, vintage
> late 1940's. These instruments were made by Conn as their student-line
> clarinets, and are of plastic (Ebonite). If you have one which you would
> part with, please contact me.
> Thanks.
> Ed Lacy

I have an old Pan American but it appears to be wood and is probably older
than the 1940s. Although it is in playing condition, the lower tenon on the
the upper joint is worn enough that it wobbles when assembled and at some
point in its life, the upper joint was cracked and pinned. The repair is
very visible on this instrument.

Just curious, why are you trying to track down a 1940s student clarinet? Is
there an intriguing story here?

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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