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Compass from B-e''', with the additional tones G, G-sharp, A, and A-sharp for octaves. A guitar-shaped case of bird's-eye maple, containing a double bellows operated by a handle affixed to two plunger rods. On the top of this case is a cover of the same shape, but smaller, with ribs of bird's-...

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Provenance

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 1845

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 77.6 cm, width 30.3 cm, depth 12 cm (Length 30 9/16 in., width 11 15/16 in., depth 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1947

Medium or Technique

Maple

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones