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This light brown bassoon, made by Cahusac, London, presents three joints that are linked together, and six spatulate brass keys. The joints are connected through three brass rings plus one at the bottom of the instrument. The joints are made of wood, while the rings , the keys, the bocal and the last joint are made of brass. Thomas Cahusac was a flute and musical instruments maker, based in London during the 18th century. When he died in 1798, his company had already been renamed Cahusac & Sons, as two of his sons had become partners and the business had been expanded. This instrument was played by the donour, R. Midgely, who was a bassoonist in the Cumberland Orchestra, before the 1940s.

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    Cahusac [Family]
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    Tullie House
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Repository:Tullie House