In 1825, the French instrument maker Denis Buffet Auger sets up his workshop in the heart of Paris, at 20 Passage du Grand Cerf. He rapidly becomes well-known in the musical community. Jean-Louis Buffet, Denis’ son, marries Zoe Crampon in 1836 and creates the famous Buffet Crampon brand name. In 1844, the logo used today is first created. It appears on all of the instruments created by the company. In 1918, Buffet Crampon makes the most of the expansion of the American market and confirms its position as world leader of manufacturers of professional-quality clarinets.