2-Keyed Tenor Oboe (spurious)

2-Keyed Tenor Oboe (spurious)

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This oboe was possibly made by G. Dolton, provenance unknown. 19th century. It is a 2-keyed tenor oboe (spurious), made of stained soft wood with brass ferrule and keys. The keys are adapted from a clarinet. This instrument is stamped:


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Object Name
oboe (spurious)
date made
19th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 5 cm x 72.6 cm; x 1 15/16 in x 28 9/16 in
upper joint: 13 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 33.9725 cm x 3.4925 cm
lower joint: 16 3/8 in x 2 in; 41.5925 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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