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 Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: Foghorn Leghorn 
Date:   2019-07-04 18:25

I have a Bb Leblanc clarinet to identify and, maybe, find a replacement barrel for it
so that I may sell it as a complete kit. On the bell and lower joint is a design that says "LEBLANC" and "PARIS." The upper joint has the "LEBLANC" and "PARIS" as well, but also adds "FRANCE" to the design. I find no serial number on the bell and
the upper and lower joints both have the serial number 12236.

Can anyone help me identify the model and date of this instrument and, later,
where I might find a proper matching barrel (at least stamped "LEBLANC PARIS")
for it? I could send it off with a Fatboy of Clarke Fobes barrel, but I would like to
find a used Leblanc barrel instead.

This is my first foray onto the Clarinet Bboard. I am happy to be here!

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 Re: Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: Ursa 
Date:   2019-07-04 18:30

A picture of the logo(s) on the upper joint between the throat keys and barrel tenon would be most helpful.

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 Re: Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: Foghorn Leghorn 
Date:   2019-07-04 19:00

I'm sorry, but I do not have a camera to help with the picture.

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 Re: Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: Foghorn Leghorn 
Date:   2019-07-04 19:04
Attachment:  Leblanc Logos - PDF.pdf (765k)

I'm sorry, but I do not have a camera to help with the picture.
The attached PDF has my hand drawing of the parts of the logos.
All three pieces (upper & lower joints, bell) have the top drawing
(a bell-like image labelled "a") and the second drawing (image "b"
with G LEBLANC in it). The upper joint only has the third drawing
("FRANCE").

This is the best I can do for now.

P.S. - I also have an Eb Leblanc clarinet with the "a" and "b" images
and a serial number of 39869 that I would like to identify.

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 Re: Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-07-04 20:04

That's a Leblanc LL - the two cursive Ls (one reversed) form that bell-shaped logo.

Here's more info on Leblancs:

https://www.woodwindforum.com/clarinetperfection/snleblanc-info/
https://www.woodwindforum.com/clarinetperfection/snleblanc/

Chris.

Post Edited (2019-07-04 20:07)

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 Re: Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: Bennett 2017
Date:   2019-07-04 20:31

Some more info here, including 1974 price list:
http://www.clarinetpages.net/vintage-odd-brands/leblanc-noblet



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 Re: Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2019-07-05 02:37

From the serial number I would judge it to be from the late 1950s
My pair of LLs have ser nos 14xxx and were bought new in 1960



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 Re: Identifying & Dating a Leblanc Clarinet
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2019-07-05 08:38

I could only confirm that the logo on your clarinets means it's from before 1972, but Caroline above coudl already get more specific.

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