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 Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: paulwl 
Date:   2004-02-04 00:11

Has anybody visited this now-offline site and saved the text material thereon?

The author, one Kevin Foster, had some thought-provoking theories on these instruments, one being that the published list put out by Selmer itself is probably off by about 2 years (ie, the instruments are 2 years newer).

If anyone happens to have saved Kevin's info or know where he can be contacted, please do chime in. Thanks.

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Bellflare 
Date:   2004-02-04 02:40

I have never dated a Selmer Clarinet.....but then again, it beats computer dating services...oh, ok...maybe just for some coffee, you know.. just to get to know eachother


couldnt resist, sorry

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2004-02-04 03:02

paulwl. I don't know, however I have to say that I feel for you. I noticed that you've been looking for that site or information from it for a very long time. I hope your search comes out successful. I almost have a picture of you carrying a whip at your side riding a german motorcycle with a parchment in your hand describing the last known address of the maker moderator . . .

Platoon Sergeant
US Army Japan Band


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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2004-02-04 03:06

Do you have the URL? I might be able to help you get the info back ...

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Hank Lehrer 
Date:   2004-02-04 12:09

Hi,

Sherman Friedland is a pretty well informed Selmer Clinician that might be able to help you locate the site.

He can be found at http://clarinet.cc/ and might have the information you need.

HRL

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Tim P 
Date:   2004-02-04 12:54

It is OK. but never never never date a saxophone. (not even on a bet)

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: clarinetwife 
Date:   2004-02-04 13:02

paulwl-- I would be interested in what you find out as well, given that I would also like to find out a date for an instrument I have.

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: D Dow 
Date:   2004-02-04 15:04

One things for sure, if the date with Buffet didn't go well you find Selmer the dream...

David Dow

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: paulwl 
Date:   2004-02-05 00:20

(sfalexi) >> I almost have a picture of you carrying a whip at your side riding a german motorcycle with a parchment in your hand describing the last known address of the maker moderator . . . <<

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Grenadilla." Hey, I like the sound of that.

I wish I did have that URL. Unfortunately I lost even that in a hard drive crash in December. I'm beginning to think I dreamed it all.

Any leads will of course be posted hereto as soon as I dig them up.

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2004-02-05 03:57

I haven't been checking the messages, but did you try the Klarinet mailing list? They may be able to help you. Also maybe if you post in another non-clarinet related board it may help to jog someone's memory who may have stumbled across it (maybe a sax board or the like). Just trying to give you ideas of other ways to look for it.

Platoon Sergeant
US Army Japan Band


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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2004-02-05 13:52

paulwl -

I ckecked the Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/web/web.php , which archives snapshots of the Web back to 1996, but couldn't find anything about a Kevin Foster Selmer site. Even searches on Kevin and Selmer, or Foster and Selmer, came up empty.

Please let us know everything you have about the site, and maybe we can locate an archive.

Thanks.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Bellflare 
Date:   2004-02-06 00:38

<< ckecked the Wayback Machine >>

Peobody Conservatory and Sherman Friedland no doubt

(see how many catch that allusion)

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Clarence 
Date:   2004-02-06 00:42

Mark could start one if he wants to.

Just ask for the serial, model, brand and purchase date (or other purchase proof.) from the BB users.

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2004-02-06 01:02

The "Official" Selmet numbers are at http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Selmer.html. What we're talking about here are surmises (backed up by some pretty good knowledge) of changes to this list. As was noted, it took one person a lot of time to try and research the validity of the serial numbers. Just doing it "by guess and by golly" would be a disservice.

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 Re: Guide to Dating Selmer Clarinets (defunct web site)
Author: Bill 
Date:   2006-02-26 17:14
Attachment:  ALTERN~1.DOC (48k)

Here's the contents of that site.

Bill.

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