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In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light brown. Horn rings. Blackwood (?) headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Seven round keys (Young...

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Inscription

Stamped on headjoint: [6-point asterisk]; stamped on upper bodyjoint: [6-point asterisk] / HELWERT / STUTTGART / D

Provenance

1978, gift of John and Jodi Nichols, Marblehead, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of John and Jodi Nichols

about 1850

Object Place

Stuttgart, Germany

Dimensions

Length 67.6 cm (26 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.490

Medium or Technique

Maple, horn, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones