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Soprano in C, crooked in A. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Three piston valves. Copper, with German silver trimmings. The tube is made in two parts. The first part includes a tuning slide, but it is attached to a U-shaped tube into which are inserted two pistons; the second part begins with a...

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Engraved on bell: Made by / William Grayson, / 5 Cooper St. / Westminster


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


Length 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones