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The playing compass is from B-flat alto to B-flat basso. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Brass. The instrument has a conoidal bore tube of 97 cm. (measuring the tube without the mouthpiece), then a straight cylindrical tube, upon which are affixed eight oval-shaped cylindrical bore branches, arranged in...

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Inscription

Engraved on bell: C. Sax, à Bruxelles / 1833

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

1833

Object Place

Brussels, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 65 cm (25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2004

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones