This light coloured boxwood clarinet consists in a three piece tube, a bell and a barrel, connected with ivory rings, and six round brass keys. It is marked "Goulding & Co. New Bond Street, London".The company was originally founded by George Goulding in 1787, and it went through various partnerships. The mouthpiece is marked "Geo.Wood, late Jas Wood & Son". This clarinet once belonged to to Robert Anderson, the Cumberland Bard (1770-1833), who became well known in the late 18th Century, for his songs and ballads, most of them composed to be sung to familar airs in a broad dialect. In his ballads Robert Anderson depicted the people of Carlisle in a friendly and humorous way, describing various aspects of their daily life with great fidelity.
Goulding & Co [Corporation]
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London (Timezone: Europe/London)