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Contrabass trombone

This is a slide contrabass trombone made of brass in two sections (slide section and bell section), joined by a ligature-screw joint. The slide is double-coiled and has a handle connected to the brace with a wooden grip. There is a double water-key that can be individually operated. The bell seam has a triangular gusset. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: THE EMPEROR / EXCELSIOR SONOROUS / CLASS A / HAWKES & SON / Denman Street / Piccadilly Circus / LONDON|Stamped on mouthpiece receiver: HAWKES / & SON / LONDON|Stamped on bell: 26731
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.22 Labrosones with slides
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 1280mm; Bell diameter: 230mm; Sounding length: 5660mm