As an accomplished player, he believed heavily in the scientific principles of manufacturing and brought a high level of consistency and playability to their hand-made instruments.
In 1921, Leblanc began distribution in the US with Gretsch & Brenner in New York.
This has 14.8mm bore at the top, and 14.75 at the bottom of the LH joint. Pictures.6Mar2012, #B77550, TV logo, from the late 1980s.
There is some case damage to the keys, but no wear marks.
Noblet would help establish France as the center of woodwind manufacturing.
In 1904, Noblet found himself with no heir to the family business, and it was sold to Georges Leblanc.
The first FMIT (black letter) test is actually the more recent. For this test, I needed to use my 64.2mm Ridenour barrel. Any flatness is due to my playing loudly for the test. Old pinned crack on LH joint stabilized and made less visible.
This particular instrument is flatter on low A and mid-E because of a replaced tone hole.
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The Leblanc Serenade is the result of combining Leblanc’s rich history of instrument manufacturing, dating back to 1750, with the most modern, cutting edge technology available.
Featuring eye catching unstained Grenadilla wood, which is aged for a minimum of ten years, precision engineered key-work and, most importantly, a beautiful rich sound, the Leblanc Serenade is the perfect instrument for every aspiring Clarinetist.
Update after testing #A30271: The newer model plays very similarly, only about 10 cents sharp on low B-flat and A.
However this sharpness indicates that the 1973 model did not yet have poly-cylindrical bore technology. Has the new style top trill key with hump (as in the picture above). August 2010, #36074, probably from 1963, has straight right trill keys, without the bump.