Bass trombone

late 19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 137 cm (53 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2009

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Bass in G (high pitch). Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Made in three parts: inner slide, branch slide, and a bell branch. The lower slide has an extension over which the bell branch is moved axially for tuning; the bell lock keeps the bell branch in place. The slide is furnished with a swivel extension handle (‘crutch’) to enable the player to reach the lower positions.

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