Look in the middle of the bell for the Bundy logo. These were very similar to the Noblet instruments of the day. Uebel especially recommends LaTromba products for additonal care but any high quality care. The Kenosha-headquartered corporation employs a family of some 300 workers at three sites in Wisconsin two in Kenosha, one in Elkhorn and about 40 workers in La Couture-Boussey, France. Keys show a lot of case damage and no finger wear damage.
The body and barrel of the 5P were wooden. The workshop at the Leblanc headquarters in Paris became a meeting place of the great woodwind artists of the era. See how to interpret these results on the. This one shows the keys and everything a little better. Models 5, 7, and 10 differed only in the composition of the barrel and bell.
Serial numbers and dates: We don't seem to have good positive information about the newer Normandys. As a result of this relentless dedication toward progress, Georges Leblanc and his son, Leon, set up their Paris workshop as the first full-time acoustical research laboratory for wind instruments. Thank You, Leblanc Service Dept. Didn´t notice a significant difference between my current clarinet and the Noblet I used to play with. I wrote this article years ago in June 2009. It is a LeBlanc Normandy B-flat Clarinet exact model unknown with a wood body, plastic bell, and Sumner mouthpiece. Ergonomic-wise any clarinet can or may not fit ppls hands.
The old Normandy 4 wood clarinets are very nice beginner instruments too for the money. Most of the Normandy clarinets are before 1980, so I have put them in the. The 4 Special was equipped with a composite bell rather than a wooden one. The Eb's I've been able to study also seem to confer with the third series of numbers. . In 1943, Pascucci was called into the armed forces.
Unlike the standard Model 5, which had inline trill keys, the 5P was equipped with the Buffet-style trill keys mounted on three sets of posts. Pictured from left to right: each variant of the series 1 Reso-Tone, except 1E. One should be able to leave a post on any page. Miller's untimely death put an end to those plans, but when the band was sent to newly liberated France, Vito paid a visit to G. The center tenon should be treated with care. Bundy clarinets are often used as student or starter clarinets for beginning clarinetists.
Ab throat tone has a tiny spot of brass showing through. Mid-2008 I reconditioned 8229C, nickel keys. The name comes as an American honoring of the invasion on Normandy beach. Normandy ebonite , Normandy 4, 8, 10, and 12. It is interesting that the oval logo has a higher serial number than 16994.
Any help you can give me would be appreciated. If you can get a poly-cylindrical Normandy 4 do so. I've started playing with Noblet clarinets, don´t know which model. But most of the time it fell on the football field. It would be a good instrument for an intermediate player not looking to be graded on performance but wants that classically focused sound. These ones seem to be from the 1950s and before. The Normandy 4 has a wooden bell, and the Special has a plastic bell.
You can find contact information in the section of these pages. For how to quickly differentiate the many models, see the. The clarinet is in superb condition. It never was a question if Pat's fictitious name clarinet was going to fall apart in marching band practice. Though they were of various vintages, various conditions and various times; so little could be learned. Together, Georges, Leon and Houvenaghel pushed the theoretical limits of instrument design to produce the first truly playable complete clarinet choir, ranging from sopranino to octo-contrabass, encompassing a range that surpasses that of the orchestral string sections. Otherwise this one was perfect.
Other than that, the keys, barrel, and left hand joint are in nice condition. Also not stamped as a model 10. I've never seen a Normandy clarinet with a letter at the beginning of the serial number but perhaps that signifies being in the key of A in this case. Normandy Wood Bb Clarinet by Leblanc, Serial. The Normandy model lineup included soprano clarinets in B-flat, E-flat, A, and C; alto and bass clarinets; oboes, and flutes. A serial number chart is at the bottom of the page.
All I can go on is this from : 1983 98258 to B26150 Information from readers: One reader, Polly in Texas, says her Normandy 4 was bought new in 1986 with a serial number of A1605. Buffet clarinets became widely recognized for their award-winning quality as early as the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris. The Bundy logo should be in the middle or bottom of the exterior of this side of the mouthpiece. This page is for the Model 14, the familiar Reso-Tone model made in Kenosha. It has the serial number A5040 and can't find anything on it. Leblanc Corporation itself, founded in 1946, marked the beginning of a new era of vigorous leadership in 2003 when Leon Pascucci assumed the primary management role upon the death of his father, Vito Pascucci.