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Alto trombone

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Alto in F. Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Made in four parts: inner slide brach, slide, bell branch, and a tuning slide in the bell branch. The mouthpiece has a deep conical cup. German silver stockings on the ends of the inner slides.


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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

late 19th century

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Length 72 cm (28 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones