Godfroy, Clair Bassoon
There is 1 Clair Godfroy aîné (La Couture 1774-Paris 1841) bassoon in the Hichwa-Rachor database. He flourished in Paris from c.1814 to 1841. Even though he advertised as a maker of all the woodwinds, he is mostly known as a flute maker. By 1821 Godfroy supplied flutes to the Académie Royal. After his retirement in 1836, his son Vincent Hypolite continued the firm with Louis Esprit Lot. In 1839 the firm had a workforce of 20, both inside and outside the workshop.
Clair Godfroy aîné Literature
Giannini, Tula. Great Flute Makers of France. London: Tony Bingham, 1993, pp. 61-92 [p. 87 photo].
Haine, Malou. Les facteurs d’instruments de musique à Paris au 19e siècle. Université de Bruxelles, 1984, pp. 92, 302.
Pierre, Constant. Les Facteurs D’Instruments de Musique: Les Luthiers et la Facture Instrumentale. Paris, 1893, pp. 296, 377.
Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. Tony Bingham, 1993.