Tenor trombone

about 1890
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory (American, active 1869–1919)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 113 cm (44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1996.116

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Cylindro-conoidal bore. Made in four parts: inner slide branch, slide, bell branch, and adjustable tuning shank (with knurled screw) between bell and slide. Nickel silver stockings at ends of inner slide. Mouthpiece missing.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: Made / by the / Boston / Musical Instrument / Manufy: / 10988

Provenance

1996, sold by Mel Rosenberg, Brass Buff Antiques, Newton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund