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Alto in G (high pitch). Five keys. Conoidal bore. Brass. Circular wound tube (three times) with a cup-shaped mouthpiece. Five round keys mounted on saddles; the key levers are bent to conform with the shape of the instrument, except one which is mounted on a flat cross-brace. The keys give...

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Engraved on plate on tubing: A [6-petal flower] K


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 1830

Object Place

Vienna, Austria


Length 33.8 cm (13 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones