Matched Pair of Boosey & Hawkes, London & Paris, 1010 Clarinets
An extremely fine pair of London & Paris, Boosey & Hawkes, pre-war 1010 clarinets. This pair have an impressive Provenance, having been owned by the late Alan Hacker, and, more recently, by a London based professional clarinettist and saxophonist. It is extremely rare to find these instruments with all matching, serial numbered pieces, including mouthpieces. That is the case here. The Bb is serial numbered 1166. The A, 1652. In addition the A has the serial number from the French factory on the reverse of the lower joint, 973 A LP.
The pair are in very good condition, with white leather pads throughout. The pads on the Bb are newer, this instrument is in wood apart, from the barrel which is in ebonite. The A has mainly older white leather pads but all are sealing well. The bell, which has lost its ring, and barrel are both in ebonite. The original m'pieces have been shortened and relayed by Edward Pillinger to 1.15mm by 17mm. Both play very well. The double case is by Selmer, which is worn, but fully functional.