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I have an old metal clarinet. Markings on bell Leon Dupre/ distributor Bikel co. can you give me any info? thanks

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Hello Karen,
I could find no information on this clarinet...In the 1920s, there was as many as 120 companies making metal clarinets,and I suspect this clarinet was one of these lesser known companies...As to value, usually EBAY has many metal clarinets for sale...There is now one for sale at around $100. [too much,considering how these clarinets play compared to todays' good qaulity wooden clarinets]....Cheers    JACK

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Expertise

my 'area of expertise' is traditional jazz...i have had classical training...i am from san francisco,came to australia in 1971 to teach h.s. music...resigned to play full time music in 1975 [to present]

Experience

i have played with the graeme bell allstars [25 yrs] ray price quintet [5 yrs], led own groups [20 yrs]..played in all the major australian jazz festivals, played 2 yrs with local symphony orchestra...am most recorded jazz clarinetist in oz [39 recordings]..can be heard on you tube

Organizations
on committee of clarinet soc. of n.s.w for 7 yrs...[now defunct]

Education/Credentials
a.a. degree,b.mus degree, secondary teaching credential

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