Technical description: Orchestral valve horn of elegant design and excellent state of preservation. Windway runs: crook receiver - m.t.s. - 1 - 2 - bell.Valves mounted on extension of the distal tuning-slide branch, replaceable by a simple tube (not present) to give a hand-horn. The pattern is that of M.A. Raoux's horns of 30-40 years earlier. Metal construction: yellow brass; seamed gusseted bell, garland width 30.5; all other tubing seamed. With French pattern F crook, seamed, possibly original. Valve type: Long-stem Périnet with short tuning-slides, probably in tune with A crook when fully pushed in, but extensible for F. Repair History: Crook possibly not original.
Late 1860s to c1885
University of Edinburgh
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.232.12-4 Valve horns with narrow bore, with long air column (more than 2 m) and with crooks
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.12-4 Valve horns with narrow bore, with long air column (more than 2 m) and with crooks
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- Measurements:Corpus diameter 330; bell diameter 285.