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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000043.txt from 2002/05

From: Kelly White <K.J.White-3@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] Smythe's patent
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 23:28:59 -0400

Thanks for the suggestion to look at the Bate collection. I looked at the Bate
collection's website this morning and found the same clarinets as you. Perhaps
contacting someone there would help clarify the issue a little more.

thanks
- kelly

Quoting Donna Higgins <donna@-----.com>:

> You don't mention whether you've already tried this, but I Googled on
> "Smythe patent
> clarinet" and found a site for the Bates Collection of Musical
> Instruments at
> Oxford.
>
> The home page is at http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/BCMIPage.html
>
> The list of clarinets in their collection is at:
> http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/bat/clarinets.html
>
> And a list of publications for sale is at:
> http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/bat/publicat.html
>
> The listing of clarinets in the collection includes the following:
>
> 470 Boosey, London, cocus Smythe's Patent Bb clarinet, 3546 [Bate]
> 471 Boosey, London, cocus Smythe's Patent Bb clarinet, 4484 [Bate]
>
> It sounds like someone at Bates might be able to provide more
> information. Or
> perhaps they have a book that would be helpful.
>
> - Donna
>
>
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