Catlin 6-keyed Bassoon


This bassoon was made by George Catlin in Hartford, Connecticut, about 1810. It is a 6-keyed bassoon, made of stained maple with brass keys. The bassoon is stamped:


Date Made: ca. 1810

Maker: Catlin, George

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Hartford

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0530.01Accession Number: 1981.0530Catalog Number: 1981.0530.01

Object Name: bassoon

Physical Description: maple (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 122.7 cm; 48 5/16 inbell: 12 1/16 in x 2 in; 30.63875 cm x 5.08 cmcrook: 3 3/4 in x 9 5/16 in x 9/16 in; 9.525 cm x 23.65375 cm x 1.42875 cmlong joint: 22 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 in; 57.15 cm x 4.445 cm x 5.08 cmwing joint: 20 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 51.7525 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.81 cmboot: 17 3/8 in x 3 in x 2 9/16 in; 44.1325 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.50875 cm


Record Id: nmah_608268

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