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Offline saxmachinejoe

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Confirm/help identify Noblet?
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:34:49 AM »
I've done a little research on this myself but I'd like someone to maybe confirm what I've found since I am far from an authority on vintage clarinets. I have an old Noblet clarinet that has the oval logo which makes me think it's pre-1960. The serial number is 11570 so I doubt is from the 40's or even early 50's. In my research I read something about the trill keys being on either the same post or different posts being a marker of certain production years as well as whether the C#/G# key is on its own post. I also saw that the left pinky keys sharing a post might mean an early 20th century model but mine has separate posts.

My guess is this is a late 50's or maybe a 1960-62 clarinet. Does anyone have any other info? I've included pictures but I can take more if you want other angles.

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Re: Confirm/help identify Noblet?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 10:02:52 AM »

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Re: Confirm/help identify Noblet?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 10:04:08 AM »
https://www.woodwindforum.com/clarinetperfection/snleblanc-noblet/

That link should help!

Thanks for that link. Pretty much anything you should ever need to know about Noblets~
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Re: Confirm/help identify Noblet?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 02:21:39 PM »
Thanks for the link. Pretty much confirms what I was thinking.