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Alto crumhorn (after 17th-century type)

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In D. J-shaped tube of maple. Reed cap with mouthpiece. Brass staple for reed. Brass tips. Bore is cylindrical except at the end, where it flares slightly. Eight finger-holes (one of which is stopped with wax) and one vent-hole in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

late 19th century

Object Place

Hatfield Regis, England

Dimensions

Length 62 cm (24 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1892

Medium or Technique

Maple

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones