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Tenor trombone (buccin)

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Tenor trombone in B-flat (high pitch). Brass. Dual bore type. No tuning slide. The instrument is constructed like an ordinary slide trombone, but the bell branch is conoidal for a greater length and bent in a semi-circle. Instead of a regular bell there is a head of a dragon with wide- open...

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Inscription

Stamped on bell: TABARD / A LYON

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

about 1830

Object Place

Lyon, France

Dimensions

Length 110 cm (43 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2012

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones