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Bombardon. Nominal pitch: F.

Technical description: Brass with german silver trim. No tuning slide on 2nd valve. Two rings for sling. Valve type: 3 Berlin valves, Wieprecht pattern. Repair History: There are a number of patches, large and small, perhaps necessitated by the rather light overall construction.The main tuning-slide has possibly been shortened, since there are alignment marks on the inner and outer valve tuning-slides and the (moving) inner slide of the main-tuning-slide, but no alignment mark on the (fixed) outer main tuning-slide.

  • Date:
    Mid 19th Century
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    University of Edinburgh
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    Probably Germany
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.231.2
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:823; bell 255.