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Pitch pipe

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Outer sleeve of brass with free reed; one side marked with graduations for notes D, F, A, and C, plus intermediate hash marks for five other notes. Sliding inner sleeve of brass with arm to stop free reed at various points, thus altering pitch. Includes original black paperboard case.

Inscription

Stamped on inner sleeve: JAMES A. BAZIN / CANTON - MS

Provenance

2002, sold by Harold Priest, Kennebunk, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2002)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund, by exchange

about 1820–30

Object Place

Canton, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 6 cm, width 1 cm, depth 0.8 cm (Length 2 3/8 in., width 3/8 in., depth 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.182

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones