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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Nearly circular embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (with semi-circular notch on either side of touchpiece) of brass (d-...

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Stamped on headjoint: J. A. & W. GEIB / 23 / MAIDENLANE / NEW - YORK; stamped on foot: 42


1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)7)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Gift of Dr. Lura S. Teeter in memory of her husband, Charles E. Teeter

about 1818–21

Object Place

New York City, New York, United States


Length 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones