Chedeville made fine rubber mouthpieces from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Their quality does vary and many of the older mouthpieces are preferred to the
Chedeville actually originates in France but Chedeville consisted of two
brother mouthpiece makers, Charles and Henri. Charles Chedeville was based
in France and produced some great mouthpieces. His production was somewhat high,
though below that of bigger competition of Vandoren and Selmer. Charles
provided “blanks” or unfinished mouthpieces to a variety of makers including
Frank Kasper of Chicago and Ann Arbor (until about 1970) and instrument
manufacturers such as Bundy and Buffet. You can find some very nice Bundy
and Buffet mouthpieces that are based on Chedeville blanks through the 1970s.
In 1949 the Chedeville company was purchased by the French Landelais company.
The Lelandais company had also manufactured mouthpieces that were highly sought
after, primarily by American clarinetists. .
In Philadelphia USA Charles brother Henri, a woodwind repairer, used Henri
Chedeville blanks to produce his own line of “Chedeville” mouthpieces.