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Cylindrical tube of walnut with six equally-spaced finger-holes in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear. The air-chamber is at the top. The bell has two lips of unequal length with serrated edges, both made of horn. Small single beating straw reed.


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

19th century

Object Place



Length 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, horn


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones