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Cornet de poste or cornet simple. Nominal pitch: C etc.

Technical description: Brass. Circular form. Pitched in C with crooks for (a) B? and (b) F. The tuning-slide allows the instrument to play in B? or A. The classical post-horn without valves or finger-hole.

  • Date:
    Ante1812 - c1870; probably c1830
  • Maker:
    Kretzschmann, Charles [Person]
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.121.22-4
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22-4
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:271 (mouthpipe to bell rim); corpus diameter 155; bell 109.