Voice modifier (kazoo)

late 19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.2032

Medium or Technique

Boxwood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Sound devices

Tube of boxwood with four imitation finger-holes. A perforated tin band placed over the hole covered with a membrane. The upper part serves as a mouthpiece. Played by humming into the mouthpiece.

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