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Watchman's horn

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Made of a twisted ox-horn; a brass bell and a brass band in the upper end; tipped at the small end with a brass ferrule. The hemispherical cup mouthpiece is of horn.


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 85 cm (33 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oxhorn, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones