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Tenor in C, with B-flat crook. Conoidal bore. Circular-shaped. Three piston valves of Perinet type. The valve mechanism is arranged for right-hand playing. Interchangeable tuning slide. Drain key on the main tube. The valve-crook slides have lines etched on them to show the extended...

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Stamped on bell: W. HILLYARD / Maker / 61 & 62 High St. / Bloomsbury / London / 2269


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

about 1880–86

Object Place

London, England


Length 57 cm (22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones