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 Who Made The First Ever Plastic-Bodied Clarinet?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-02-20 19:38

That's plastic/resin and not ebonite/hard rubber as that's been used since the 19th Century.

I assume plastics such as cellulose, casein or Bakelite were the first plastics tried and used for the first commercially available plastic clarinets, but who was the first company to offer successful plastic or resin bodied clarinets (and when)?

Chris.

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 Re: Who Made The First Ever Plastic-Bodied Clarinet?
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2018-02-20 21:16

I believe the Bundy Resonite was the first commercially successful plastic clarinet, which was introduced in 1948.

-Jdbassplayer

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 Re: Who Made The First Ever Plastic-Bodied Clarinet?
Author: Ursa 
Date:   2018-02-20 22:56

The Pan American 62N is the earliest plastic clarinet I'm aware of, and dates back to 1931.

Pan American being what it was, I think it's likely that derivatives of this instrument could have been made as Conn and "stencil" models.

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 Re: Who Made The First Ever Plastic-Bodied Clarinet?
Author: David Spiegelthal 2017
Date:   2018-02-21 09:24

I have a very good Bakelite (phenolic resin) H. Bettoney bass clarinet from the 1920s (my guess on the date, based on the double manual register vent mechanism and range only to low E). I really like the material, prefer it over hard rubber or any modern plastic.

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