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 Harry Bettoney Info
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-09-11 20:40

Bettoney, Harry (b Oadby / GB 29 August 1867; d Boston 18 November 1953) WWl fl Boston 1901-1907.
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<br>1893 as flautist, clarinettist moved to US; 1897 working for W.H. Cundy (see CUNDY-BETTONEY CO.); 1901 established as 'Bettoney-Wurlitzer', having purchased the workshop of E.H. WURLITZER, who remained as partner until his death in 1911; 1907, having bought the 'W.H. Cundy Co.'and'E.C. Ramsdell' (music publishers), established as 'Cundy Bettoney'.
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<br>MARK:
<br>H. BETTONEY / BOSTON / ED. H. WURLITZER
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<br>ADDRESS:
<br>1901-04: 48 Hanover St
<br>1905-09: 30 Hanover St
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<br>INVENTION:
<br>c1920: 'Bettonite' (type of ebonite used for clarinet, also flute)
<br>1925: 'Liberty silver' (hard white metal alloy for clarinet body)
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<br>PATENT:
<br>1914 (US) #1200578: clarinet key-mechanism
<br>1929 (US) #1705634: improved metal clarinet

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