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Author: Petrina 
Date:   2018-09-17 22:57

Hello everyone I am looking for some information on some of my collection and wondered if you could help me.
I have 2 completely different types of my Boosey and Hawkes "78"s. One uses the Bundy system but the other appears to use keys like the Vito and I am trying to find information on that.
Thank you for your help in advance.

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 Re: "78"s
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-09-17 23:31

Gee, I thought you meant old 78 RPM records. I was excited for a minute. :)


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 Re: "78"s
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2018-09-17 23:39

B&H did not make the 78 model(s) they were stencil produced for them. So it is likely that at one stage they were re-badged Bundys and then production sourced from VITO.

And the first records I owned were 78s too - the shellac variety.
The very first time I heard "Shepherd on the Rock" it was on 78. The clarinetist was Reg Kell

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 Re: "78"s
Author: Petrina 
Date:   2018-09-18 00:20

One says made in USA but is stamped Boosey & Hawkes and both bells say made for Boosey & Hawkes.
Sorry about the mix up with records.

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Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-09-18 01:44

B&H "78" flutes, oboes and clarinets were Bundy stencils (Selmer USA) - I don't know if they did the same with Bundy piccolos, bassoons, saxes and brass instruments, but wouldn't be surprised if they did.

I didn't know they imported Vito clarinets stencilled as B&H "78" as well - knowing what Vito clarinets are like, they'd have been built like tanks.

Yamaha also made instruments for Vito and Holton. And there are Selmer USA and Vito instruments stencilled as Yamaha USA.


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 Re: "78"s
Author: Petrina 
Date:   2018-09-18 05:04

Thanks Chris and yes it is definitely built like a tank metal wise.

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 Re: "78"s
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-09-19 02:06

One thing I never understood is what the whole B&H Bandhite and B&H 300 thing was about. Those were the case badges on their plastic cases (Bandhite cases being grey with a convex lid and 300 cases being black with four raised ridges on them), but no actual B&H instruments to my knowledge ever carried those names.


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 Re: "78"s
Author: Petrina 
Date:   2018-09-21 19:34

Hi Chris.

I've never understood that either and in the 30 plus years I've played the clarinet I've never seen any that go by those names.


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 Re: "78"s
Author: Zia 
Date:   2018-09-28 01:00

that explains a lot, i had a key from a company that was advertised to fit a selmer cl300 among others, i suspect it was off an 87 for multiple reasons but it would have needed serious editing to make it fit, notably the part that sits on the LH levers was far to long, would have requires several mm taken off.

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