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In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood (?). Nickel silver rings. Rosewood headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper bodyjoint, lower bodyjoint and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Eight cupped keys...

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Before 1920, Edward F. Searles (1841-1920), Methuen, Massachusetts; by 1920, by inheritance to B. Allen Rowland (1910-1991), New Castle, New Hampshire; 1981, gift of the estate of B. Allen Rowland, Lawrence, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1992)

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The Edward F. Searles Musical Instrument Collection; Gift of Edward S. Rowland, Benjamin A. Rowland, Jr., George B. Rowland, Daniel B. Rowland, Rodney D. Rowland and M.A. Swedlund in memory of their father, Benjamin Allen Rowland

late 19th century

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Length 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood?, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones