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In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Three interchangeable upper bodyjoints. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six square keys (Young type F:...

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Stamped on footjoint: CALEB / GEDNEY / 1769; stamped on headjoint and lower bodyjoint: CALEB / GEDNEY; alternate upper bodyjoints stamped: 3 / [sharp]; 4 / [X: natural]; 5 / [b: flat]; stamped on underside of keys: I H [John Hale]


Before 1983, sold by Max Champion, England, to Harry Moscowitz, New York; by 1983, sold by Moscowitz to David Shorey, Bowdoinham, Maine; 1983, sold by Shorey to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 14, 1983)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund


Object Place

London, England


Length 67.9 cm (26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones