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Hi, I am in New Zealand and have a Pedler Clarinet serial number P16925 and the original case.  I am no expert in instruments and it was my daughter who played both clarinet and bassoon at school, but no longer plays and has left home.  I am wanting to sell it but have no idea of its value.  I also would like it to go to someone who would appreciate its value and derive some pleasure from it.  I just thought you'd be interested since I came across this forum and saw that you've been compiling all the Pedler clarinets and their serial numbers.  I'll try to attach a couple of photos.
All about Clarinets / Re: Blue Monk
« Last post by delb0y on June 17, 2021, 11:40:41 PM »
Thanks both :-)
Trading Post / Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on June 16, 2021, 09:59:42 PM »
That extra key is very unusual and was not a standard McIntyre feature. That's a double register key, most often seen in very old 19th century alto and bass clarinets. There's not much reason for a double register in a smaller clarinet simply due to the physics of it all.

All modern alto and bass clarinets have a double register, but it's usually a much different module than the two keys next to each other, which I have never seen in any modern clarinet besides the example you posted.
All about Clarinets / Re: Buffet B18
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on June 16, 2021, 09:58:10 PM »
I've never heard of a B18. I only know of the B10 and the B12, which are the standard ones.

Never heard of an 18. Interesting!
Trading Post / Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Last post by kewald on June 16, 2021, 08:04:43 PM »
And another bit of info about the McIntyre.  McIntyre System Clarinet (archive.is)

Note that near the Register key there's an additional key which I haven't seen on any other photo or document.

Perhaps someone who knows more about this forum than I could collect all these messages into a thread about McIntyre.

All about Clarinets / Buffet B18
« Last post by bbrandha on June 16, 2021, 10:12:58 AM »
My brother found a Buffet B18 at a pawn shop and decided that I needed it. I really don't, but it was very nice of him. I can't find much on it. A couple of short Amazon reviews, someone saying it is the Australian B12, and a couple of widely varying in price ads. I do not think it is a valuable treasure, and I really prefer quirky old old wooden clarinets, but I would like to know more about it. Anyone know anything?
Trading Post / Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Last post by kewald on June 16, 2021, 06:12:41 AM »
  Thanks Dave!

I had wondered about the valuation.  The more I delve into this world of vintage instruments, the more I learn just how little knowledge I have.  That's what makes it interesting to me - learning.

Gotta keep the grey matter active.

BTW, I'm 80 years old.
Trading Post / Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on June 15, 2021, 11:50:54 PM »
Found some documentation on the McIntyre at: Checklist of McIntyre System Clarinets at the National Music Museum (nmmusd.org)  This version refers to a later patent from 1962 which shows keywork like the instrument I bought.  The earlier patent shows a modified "A" key that is not on the later patent.

Also found the same info, plus an estimated value at: [size=78%]I have a Vintage McIntyre System Clarinet, complete, and in very good condition. The Serial Number is 5059, and it was (justanswer.com)[/size]

$1,000 is a VERY OPTIMISTIC value. I don't see any realistic world where a McIntyre would be worth any more than $500. They regularly trade in the $300 range. I even saw a McIntyre ALTO clarinet sell for just $600.

Realistic value for a restored McIntyre is no more than $500 in my opinion. There is simply not enough demand for this item. It's a museum piece for sure, but with a dearth of spet collectors, and the relative abundance with respect to demand, there's no world where I see a McIntyre ever fetching anywhere close to a grand.
All about Clarinets / Re: Blue Monk
« Last post by kewald on June 15, 2021, 11:09:33 AM »
Well played!
Trading Post / Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Last post by kewald on June 15, 2021, 11:05:45 AM »
Clarinets Direct has a McIntyre listed.  McIntyre Bb Clarinet (clarinetsdirect.biz)  However, I came to find out that Clarinets Direct has a new website that does not list this instrument.  Used Bb Clarinets for Sale (clarinetsdirect.net)

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