Edward Clapp’s baton

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Name: Edward Clapp’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: Edward Clapp; Date: 1889; Country: United States; Town: Pittsfield (Massachusetts); Materials: brown wood, silvered metal; Measurements: length 40,3 cm, diameter 1,9 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 133; Description:

Body made of dark wood, decorated with carved stripes and augmentations near the fittings; wooden tips clasped with wide, metal fittings adorned with plain linear ornaments; at 2/5 of the length, a metal ring was added, decorated analogically, with an inscription; the shape of the baton resembles a 19th-century flute. As per inscription, the baton was a gift from J.S. Walsh to Edward Clapp, the conductor of Germania Band in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1889.

; Inscriptions:

on the ring: Presented to / Edward Clapp / Band Master Germania Band / by J. C. Walsh / Pittsfield Mass. Apr. 17th 1889.

; Catalog card:

Joanna Gul, consultation: Magdalena Szmida-Półbratek (City Museum of Wrocław)


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