There is 1 Klemm brothers bassoon in the Hichwa-Rachor database. The Klemm Brothers business flourished in Philadelphia from 1816 to c.1879. John George Klemm (Neukirchen 1795 – Neukirchen 1835) and his brother Frederick August Klemm (Neukirchen c.1797- Markneukirchen 1876) established the musical instrument importing firm in 1816. The Klemm Brothers firm was related to G. & A. Klemm of Neukirchen, Germany. It is thought that most of the woodwind instruments were made in Neukirchen, Germany. Both Union and Confederate troops used the firm’s brass instruments during the American Civil War.
Klemm Brothers Literature
Dullat, Günter. Verzeichnis der Holz-und Metallblasinstrumentenmacher auf Deutschsprachigem Gebiet von 1500 bis Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Scheider, 2010.
Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits Knuf, 1978, Vol. I, pp. 413.
Kopp, James. Two Bassoons Marked “Klemm / Philada”. Newsletter of The American Musical Instrument Society, Fall 2013, pp. 16-18.
Libin, Laurence, ed. The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, second edition. Oxford University Press, 2014, Vol. 3, pp. 181, 182.
Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. Tony Bingham, 1993.
Klemm Brothers, 6 key bassoon; Klemm1-O-Peebles