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Author Topic: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet  (Read 1271 times)

Offline Cookie03

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Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet
« on: August 07, 2023, 04:55:09 AM »
Hi,
I've recently come into possession of a Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet in pretty good condition and in the original case (I think)
I was just curious if anyone knows the approximate age of this clarinet.
Serial number: 321808
I've done a little research and can't find this exact serial number on any of the B & H documents.

please help.

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Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2023, 06:09:44 PM »
The serial number list I have ends in 1985.  At that time, the years beginning serial number jumps by about 15,000 a year.  If they kept production close to the same over the next couple years, it would put yours around 1989.
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Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2023, 02:44:38 PM »
From the documentation I have, 321808 would've been made in 1969.

B&H stopped making woodwinds in 1986.
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Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2023, 06:14:37 PM »
Hi,
I've owned a Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet for about 20 years, in pretty good condition still. However I cannot find out the manufacturer date.
I was just curious if anyone knows the approximate age of this clarinet.
Serial number:171449
I've done a little research and can't find this exact serial number on any of the B & H documents anywhere.

Please help

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Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2023, 02:04:52 PM »
171449 would be from 1959.
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