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Hexagonal rosewood case with ornamentally perforated covers. Green leather bellows (four-fold). Two thumb-straps for holding. Twenty- four touches on either side. The reeds for each tone are doubled and are located on either side of the reed diaphragms, so that a continuous tone for a note is...

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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 1865

Object Place

London, England


Width 15.6 cm, thickness with bellows compressed 11.3 cm (Width 6 1/8 in., thickness with bellows compressed 4 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, leather, paper


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones