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Tenor trombone

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Tenor in B-flat (high pitch). Combination slide and valve model. Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Made essentially in two parts: (1) the body of the instrument, including the piston valve, valve crook, and inner slides; (2) the outer slide. German silver stockings on the ends of the inner...

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Stamped on bell rim: [in ribbon: 3...OF...] / [monogram: FB / F. BESSON / BREVETE / 198 EUSTON ROAD / LONDON / [5-point star]


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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1890

Object Place

London, England


Length 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones