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Clarinet in E-flat

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Body of boxwood in five parts: barrel, upper, middle, and lower body, and bell. Ferrules of ivory. Mouthpiece of ebony. Six fingerholes and one thumbhole. Five square keys (Young type F) of brass (e, f-sharp, g-sharp, a', a-shake', and speaker), mounted on blocks with springs attached to keys....

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Stamped on bell: [maker's mark] / GOULDING / No. 45 / PALL MALL / LONDON; stamped on upper and middle bodyjoint: GOULDING & Co.; stamped on lower bodyjoint: GOULDING


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 1800

Object Place

London, England


Length 49.1 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones