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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000749.txt from 1999/01

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Wm. Whitely Clarinet
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 19:23:35 -0500

At 03:46 PM 1/16/99 -0500, Mark Charette wrote:
>Well, I dug up the the "Deansboro thing" is
>The Musical Museum
>South Main Street
>Route 12-B
>Deansboro, NY 13328
>(315) 841-8774
>Conservation of musical instruments; wide variety of musical instruments
>in the collection; library; repair and restoration workshops; tours;
>concerts; exhibits; publications.
>However, they're only open from April-December, and the phone's not
>currently connected. Does anyone on the list know of the conservators of
>this place or if it's associated with a university? According to the New
>Langwill the museum currently has 3 clarinets by Wm. Whitely, I'm sure
>they'd appreciate more, and my correspondent could possibly get a tax
>deduction out of it.
I haven't been there in a long time, but some years back I lived in upstate
New York and made annual pilgrimages to that Mecca. It is, as far as I
know, privately owned. Their concentration is on mechanical instruments:
music boxes, a couple examples of the Mills Violano (plays violin and piano
accompaniment via punched paper rolls), nickelodeon pianos, hand-crank
organs, etc. I'm quite sure the operation is a labor of love, not a major
money-maker, but a lot of fun to visit, with many hands-on items. It is in
a little out-of-the-way burg and unlikely to draw sufficiently to justify
being open during the winter.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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