Pair of Boosey & Hawkes, pre-war 1010 Clarinets
This pair of Boosey & Hawkes, pre-war 1010 clarinets are in very good condition. Their current owner is a UK based professional who bought the pair from the noted English player Keith Puddy some years ago. Keith stated then that the A clarinet had belonged formerly to Jack Brymer. Certainly given the amount of after market tuning work that has been done on this instrument, that is plausible. This includes an ebonite lining to the upper joint bore, and also much tone hole filling with nail varnish.
The Bb, S/N 32783, has silver plated key work in pristine condition. The instrument is in wood throughout, which is in overall excellent condition. The serial numbers match on both main joints, and the bell may also be original, but the logo is worn. The barrel is a more modern replacement. The pads are all used tan leather but in very good condition. Like the A this instrument has had much after market tuning work, and the intonation and response are excellent.
The A, serial nos. 32446, has no cracks or repairs. The silver plated key work throughout is very fine. As with the Bb all serial numbers match apart from the barrel, which is a B & H replacement. The wood is in very good condition throughout, and the original thumb rest has been replaced with an adjustable example. This instrument has tan leather pads in excellent condition, apart from the register key, which is in cork. The case is a used BAM in good condition, NB, not pictured. The supplied m'pieces are 2 Vandoren 5RV Lyres which have been bored out to 1010 dimensions, and shortened, and a pre-war m'piece, a Pillinger copy.