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Schalmei in the form of a toy trumpet

This schalmei is in the form of a toy trumpet. It is made of brass, with a nickel plated mouthpiece. Although it looks like a brasswind, the schalmei is a free reed instrument in which the different pitches are engaged by depressing the buttons. Although this is a toy, it is of extremely good construction.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:412.13 Free reeds
  • Repository:Kirklees Museums and Galleries
  • Measurements:21 x 6.5 cm