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Contrabass in C. The lowest tone is BB-flat. Five keys. Maple, stained dark brown; brass tips. Made in five parts: brass crook, wing (or tenor) joint, butt, long joint, and a bell. The bore is conoidal up to the bell; the bore of the bell is an inverted conoid narrowing toward the orifice. ...

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Inscription

Stamped on buttjoint: MILHOUSE / NEWARK

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

before 1787

Object Place

Newark, England

Dimensions

Length 123 cm (48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1925

Medium or Technique

Maple, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones