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In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap with ivory cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Eight cupped keys of silver (c',...

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Stamped on headjoint: FIRTH & HALL / 358 / PEARL ST / N. YORK / PATENT; stamped on barrel, lower bodyjoint and footjoint: FIRTH & HALL / N. YORK; stamped on upper bodyjoint: FIRTH & HALL / 358 / PEARL ST / N. YORK; engraved on ferrule of barrel section: E. P. Camp, Durham, Conn. 1830.


1983, sold by Lillian Caplin, The Center for Musical Antiquities, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 15, 1983)

Credit Line

Mary Smith Fund

about 1830

Object Place

New York City, New York, United States


Length 67 cm (26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rosewood, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones