There are 5 Jean Arnold Antoine Tuerlinckx (Aerschot 22 Nov. 1753-Malines 19 Dec. 1827) bassoons in the Hichwa-Rachor database. Tuerlinckx flourished in Malines [Mechelen, Belgium] from 1782 to 1827. Closson in La Facture des Instruments de Musique en Belgique, 1935, notes that Tuerlinckx made all the wind instruments including bassons russes and serpents. He produced a great many instruments of which many were made for the military. The firm was continued by his son Corneille Jean Joseph Tuerlinckx (1783-1855). Corneille, an instrument maker and composer, played the bassoon in the local Harmonie [band] called Société Philharmonique. In the Registre des Comptes de la maison of the Tuerlinckx firm, published in Les Tuerlinckx by Raymond van Aerde, Godenne, Malines, 1914, pp. 162-182, one can easily see that though their commerce depended mostly on the clarinet and flute, a great many bassoons were made. The firmed ceased activity c.1840.
Jean Arnold Antoine Tuerlinckx Literature
Van Aerde, Raymond. “Les Tuerlinckx, Luthiers à Malines”. Bulletin du Cercle Archéologique, Littéraire & Artistique de Malines, Tome 24, Malines 1914.
Closson, Ernest. La Facture des Instruments des Musique en Belgique. Brussels, 1935, pp. 71, 72.
Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits Knuf, 1978, Vol. I, pp. 510, 511.
Mahillon, Fernand-Victor. Catalogue Descriptif et Analytique du Musée Instrumental du Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. 5 vol., Ghent, 1893-1922, reprint 1978, Vol. 4, pp. 362.
Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. Tony Bingham, 1993.
Young, Phillip. 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments, Tony Bingham, 1993.