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Double flageolet

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In A-flat and in G-flat. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained black; ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in four principal parts; the cap, which serves as an air-chamber for both tubes; the lip-stock with a double bore; two tubes of unequal length. The lip-stock has two lips cut in it; each lip can be...

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Inscription

Stamped on ?; SIMPSON / 266 REGENT STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / PATENT; stamped under windways: IMPROVED / PATENT

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 1835

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Length 53.5 cm (21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1822

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones