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Sopranino in E-flat. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Three disc valves. Brass. The tube is made in seven separate parts, three ow which are located on the rotary discs of the valves. The shake-key has a double lever so that it can be operated either by the little finger or the thumb of the right...

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Inscription

Stamped on plate on bell: 189 / BY HER MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS PATENT / J. SHAW / INVENTOR / [seal of England] / KOHLER. SOLE MAKER / 35, HENRIETTA STt / COVENT GARDEN LONDON

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

about 1840

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

17.1986

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones