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Bass tuba in E-flat

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Body of nickel silver in upright form. Three rotary valves. Old (possibly original) mouthpiece.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: Gilmore, Graves & Co. / BOSTON

Provenance

1996, sold by Robert E. Sheldon, Washington, DC, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund

1864–66

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 116.8 cm (46 in.)

Accession Number

1996.112

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones