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Half-Contra Bassoon

Maker:
Galander (French, active 1834–1855)
Date:
after 1853
Geography:
Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Maple, brass
Dimensions:
Length (end to end) 1545 mm, Length of tube ca. 2888 mm, Diameter of bell 212 mm, Crook ca. 370 mm, Length of wing section 553 mm, Length of butt section 464 mm, Length of short wooden section between long section and bell 140 mm, Length of long section 639 mm, Length of bell 443 mm.
Classification:
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-double reed
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1675
Not on view
Marking: 1) (engraved on ferrule at top of butt) Innové/ par Galander/ Rue de Constantine 27/ a Paris./ I. C.
2) (stamped on all sections except brass bell) (5-pointed star)/ (lyre)/ GALANDER/ A PARIS/ (5-pointed star)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Jacot ]
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 148.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 148.



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