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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000745.txt from 2004/08

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Eb mouthpieces?
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 22:42:31 -0400

At 05:06 PM 8/27/2004 -0400, Lelia Loban wrote:

>...I bought the second Eb clarinet for its lovely old hard
>rubber mouthpiece marked, "France," with a close, classical facing. That
>great mouthpiece came with a silver-plated metal Eb clarinet, marked,
>"American Standard High Grade Cleveland Mus. Inst. Co." Yeah, American
>Standard, probably no relation to the toilets -- the case didn't smell
>*quite* that bad. I don't know what's the difference between my "High
>Grade" and somebody else's Plain Old Ordinary Grade, but it's an economy
>model of student clarinet from the 1930s, not highly sought-after today. I
>bought it cheaply and restored it myself...
>...So, when I started doing research on what might work with this American
>Standard eefer without breaking the piggy bank, it occurred to me that old
>H. N. White saxophones often play well with older models of Selmer

Curiously, your "American Standard" clarinet was probably made by H. N.
White. That company WAS located in Cleveland, and that was one of their
lesser brands, circa 1930-40.

Bill Hausmann

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