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In G; low champer pitch (a'=420). Small tapered conoidal bore with a slight flare at the bottom. Boxwood, painted dark reddish-brown. Made in two parts. Four finger-holes in front, two thumb-holes in the rear. D- equals -sharp square brass key mounted on knobs.


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

mid-19th century

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Length 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones