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Copper Serpent by William Lander, ca. 1825

NMM 7129.  Serpent by William Lander, Mere, 
Wiltshire, England, ca. 1825

NMM 7129. Serpent in C by William Lander, Mere, Wiltshire, England, ca. 1825. Copper and brass. Three keys. The instrument's construction, from two separate metal sheets, imitates the way in which wooden serpents were traditionally constructed out of two pieces glued together. The flaring bell is very unusual for a serpent. This may be the only surviving musical instrument made by Lander (1763-1843), who was a brazier and inventor. Joe R. & Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

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