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The Kuhlohorn was a type of oval flugelhorn developed in the late 19th century by the German maker Ernst David (1864-1918) in collaboration with Johannes Kuhlo (1856-1941) for the German Protestant church choir ensembles (posaunenchöre). This particular example was captured during the First World War (1914-1918), and exhibits a dark-shellacked surface, which was a typical camouflage technique applied to glittering objects. Technically, it is a German style flugelhorn made of brass with nickel-silver trimmings, with three rotary valves that would have probably had clock-spring mechanisms and mechanical linkages, now missing. It has a straight tuning bit. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

  • Measurements:Length: 370mm; Height: 250mm; Bell diameter: 147mm; Sounding length: 1275mm