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Crooked in C. Conoidal-cylindro-conoidal bore. Brass. Two disc valves, identical in design with those of No. 186 [MFA no. 17.1986]. The first valve is a semi-tone valve, the second is a whole-tone valve. Two circular coiled crooks: the smaller one (in which the mouthpiece is inserted) has a...

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Stamped on plate on bell: 86 / BY HER MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS PATENT / J. SHAW / INVENTOR / [seal of England] / KOHLER SOLE MAKER / 35, HENRIETTA STt / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON Stamped on garland: KOHLER / HENRIETTA ST / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON Engraved on bell: W. Y. C.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1839

Object Place

London, England


Length 62 cm (24 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones