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Alto horn.

Technical description: Lacquered brass, spun bell flare with circumferential seam. The valves are at an angle to the main vertical axis of the tubing. Detachable bell which can be oriented in any direction in a horizontal plane, secured by a single screw passing through a threaded collar on the body bearing onto the tenon on the bell flare. With thumb-ring for R0, water-key and fitting for music card holder. There is a sleeve inside the mouthpiece receiver, probably intended to allow use with a french horn mouthpiece.; Nominal pitch: E?.; Type or system: With moveable bell.; ; ; ; Usable pitch: Probably built for use at circa A?=|435|Hz.;

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  • Inscriptions:Engraved on bell flare "KING / MADE BY / THE H.N. WHITE CO / CLEVELAND / OHIO"; stamped on 2nd valve casing "``KING'' / MADE BY / H.N. WHITE CO. / CLEV'D. O. / 213456"; stamped on valve casings on opposite side "1", "2", "3".
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.2 Valve horns with wider bore
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: from upper edge of bell to lowest point on bow 650; bell 202.; Sounding length: minimum 2100.; Bore: mouthpipe at c|17mm from mouthpiece receiver (minimum bore) 10.0; valve cluster from 150mm to 255mm from mouthpiece receiver, v.t.s. bore (1,2,3) 11.85; main tuning-slide from 310mm to 744mm from mouthpiece receiver, m.t.s bores 11.85 - 13.55; at 1050mm from bell end, c|17.5; at c|591mm from bell end, 24.75; at 23mm from bell end, 116.B|=|0.53.Bell cutoff |900|Hz.Dia of mouthpiece receiver: m.r.t. 10.95 - 10.8 at depth 5; sleeve 8.15 (at depth 5) - 7.4 (at depth 17).