late 19th century
Object Place: England
Length 137 cm (53 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection