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Contrabassoon in C

Johann Tobias Uhlmann (1776–1838)
Vienna, Austria
Maple, brass
Length (end to end) 1612 mm, Diameter of bell (215 mm), Length of tube ca. 4100 mm (including crook and reed), Length of crook extension 680 mm, Length of wing sections (together) 704 mm, Length of butt 782 mm, Length of long 618 mm, Length of bell 372 mm
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-double reed
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
This standard Austrian model was widely used in music played outdoors. It descends to C and features a tuning slide in the wing joint.
Marking: (stamped on butt and long section) (crest)/ J:T Uhlmann/ Wien
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 149, ill.

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. 149, 149+, ill.

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