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Bassoon by G. Astor (1801-40). c.1810. Marked 'Astor, London'. Stained maple with brass mounts, and eight brass keys. Copper brass bell, not original. Interior of horn painted red. Bassoon by George Astor, marked Astor, London, C.1810. Made of stained maple with brass mounts, 8 brass keys. The copper bell was to amplify the sound and was probably a military instrument. Three bassoons recorded one bought from Oliver Smith and Co. 34 High Street Oxford, 10th May 1934 £3 one 'from Fenton and Sons, 11 New Oxford Street London, 19th February 1917' and a third Bassoon from Hildersham Church Cambridgeshire 17s.6d. (M.Jessup)

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  • Repository:National Trust, Snowshill Manor