Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Clarinet BBoardThe C4 standard

 
  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: Dave Cooper 
Date:   1999-01-23 19:33

I have a wooden clarinet marked Auguste Buffet Paris a harp logo and a star logo. It also mentions the word brevete on the bell. I cannot find a serial number. Can anyone please tell me what I have and how to date it or even where to look for a serial number. Thankyou

Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: Meri 
Date:   1999-01-23 19:51

Your serial number can be found near the bottom of the left hand joint. It may be a little faint, but you should be able to find it there.

Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: Lelia 
Date:   1999-01-24 22:46

"Brevete' " is French for "patented". European patent claims often don't include the patent date. When you do find the serial number, you can probably date the clarinet right here on sneezy.org, where there's a listing of Buffet serial numbers with their dates (under "How old is my...?" if the links are the same as before the changeover to the new machine).

Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: Dave Cooper 
Date:   1999-01-26 14:55

I have some more information. The clarinet is very old. It has a simple fingering system, what a shame, I still don't know how old or if it has any value to anyone. My wife wants to learn the clarinet and will therefore require one with the modern 'Boem'(i think?) finguring system

Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: SeAn 
Date:   1999-01-31 14:58

I remember reading somewhere...

Auguste Buffet was related to Dennis Buffet(can't remem exactly) "Buffet Crampon" was derived when from his(dennnis) wife, Zoe Crampon.

Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: jim lande (lande @ erols.com) 
Date:   1999-01-31 16:09



Dave Cooper wrote:
-------------------------------
I have some more information. The clarinet is very old. It has a simple fingering system, what a shame, I still don't know how old or if it has any value to anyone. My wife wants to learn the clarinet and will therefore require one with the modern 'Boem'(i think?) finguring system

The key to whether or not the clarinet is at all usable is not the fingering system but the pitch. Buffet made some albert system clarinets that were high pitch. I have one that has lovely tone. But, you cannot play it with anyone. I paid $200 for it -- but I didn't know about pitch. I
gather that it is worth less than $100. High quality low pitch albert system clarinets fetch about $250 on eBay.

Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-01-31 16:13

Here's a bit of lineage in the parts we care about:
Names in parenthesis (or their abbreviations) are used
as maker's marks)

                      Claude Buffet
                            |
                  +---------+--------------------+
                  |                              |
         Denis (Buffet-Auger)   Louis Auguste (Buffet jeune)
         b. 1783 d. ????        b. 178(8 or 9) d. ????
         m. Mlle. Auger         1838 Clarinet dubbed "Boehm
                  |             System" later. Bus. aka
                  |             (A. Buffet) (Auguste Buffet)
                  |                              |
     +------------+--------------+               |
     |                           |               |
Jean Louis (Buffet-Crampon) Louis (Louis     Louis Auguste
b. ???? d. 1865             Buffet)          b. 1816 d 1884
m. Mlle Zoé Crampon 1836     b. ???? d. ????  Same marks as
Bus. aka prior to B-C as    Assc. with Jean  father.
(Buffet-Auger fils),        Louis & F.      
(Buffet fils) Changed name  Tournier, later
to Buffet-Crampon to dist.  indep. 
from uncle & rival Louis
Auguste. Formed assoc. w.
borother & F. Tournier in
1850, 1855 brother replaced 
by P. Goumas, bus. named
Tournier & Goumas. 1859
Tournier quit and Buffet-
Crampon & Cie formed.,
directed by Buffet-Crampon,
Goumas, and clarinetist
Leroy. 1865 Buffet-Crampon
died and Leroy retired, 
leaving Goumas in charge.
1871 Goumas takes 2 sons-
in-law into partnership:
L Leguay & L Crampon.
1885 Goumas retired,
succeeded by Paul Evette &
Ernest Scaeffer. 1918
Maurice Schaeffer, son of
Paul, successor.



Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: Jack Swickard 
Date:   2001-01-21 20:06

I had an Auguste Buffet while in Junior High School in the fifties (it was old then). It is long gone. If you would like to sell yours--or if somone else has one to sell please advise.
Thanks
Jack Neil Swickard

Reply To Message
 
 RE: What is my Auguste Buffet Clarinet
Author: Hopestreet 
Date:   2019-03-07 23:13
Attachment:  cl1_12.jpg (496k)

Hi Jack,

Following up on your 18 year old inquiry, I have an Auguste Buffet that I'd be game to part with. Have't looked at it in awhile, but I think the pads were OK, but keys are oxidized and some scratches and a tight crack in the bell. Attached is a pic. Regards,
John

Hopestreet Music Emporium

Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 


 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Accessories
Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

Miscellaneous
Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

Service
Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

Events
Major events especially for clarinetists

Reeds
Great reeds available from around the world

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

Instruments
Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

 
     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org