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 Old crystal mpc "King" with SML antique
Author: Bill 
Date:   2019-03-16 19:14

I got a very old SML (simply marked "Strasser, Marigaux, Lemaire" -- no model name or "Made by" -- just the three names) serial number 721. It looks to have been made in the late 1930s/early 1940s.

I thought it was an odd coincidence that the old crystal mouthpiece with it says "King."

Did the relationship between the companies go that far back? This is a question *Vytas* would know the answer to!

Bill Fogle
Ellsworth, Maine
(formerly Washington, DC)

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 Re: Old crystal mpc "King" with SML antique
Author: Vytas 
Date:   2019-03-17 21:45

Hello Bill,

The relationship between the SML and King started in the 1960's and ended in the early 1980's.

Vytas Krass
Custom clarinet mouthpiece maker
Professional clarinet technician
Former professional clarinet player

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