Pitch pipe

about 1820–30
James Amireaux Bazin (American, 1798–1883)


Object Place: Canton, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 6 cm, width 1 cm, depth 0.8 cm (Length 2 3/8 in., width 3/8 in., depth 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.182

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Outer sleeve of brass with free reed; one side marked with graduations for notes D, F, A, and C, plus intermediate hash marks for five other notes. Sliding inner sleeve of brass with arm to stop free reed at various points, thus altering pitch. Includes original black paperboard case.

Inscription

Stamped on inner sleeve: JAMES A. BAZIN / CANTON - MS

Provenance

2002, sold by Harold Priest, Kennebunk, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2002)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund, by exchange