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The Antoniophone derived its name from Antoine Courtois who developed the instrument. It is a type of saxhorn with a particular S-shape wrap. This example, is an earlier form which does not have the usual S-shape configuration, but rather an G-shape. It is entirely made of brass with five piston valves that have nickel-silver buttons. There is one water-key on the main tuning slide. Nominal pitch: 8-foot C.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.2 Valve horns with wider bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music