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Trumpet marine

Trumpet marine with a one-piece front. Front of slab-cut coniferous wood, one-piece, with five transverse bars. The single string is hitched through a hole in the front near the tail; the hole has a strengthening plate on the underside. The string passes over a saddle of semicircular section to the trembling bridge. One foot of the bridge is under the string, the other is offset and smaller, designed to buzz against the front. Back of seven staves of ?cherrywood. Neck and pegbox made from one piece of beech. The single peg is of ebony. There are MS paper labels on front of neck indicating positions of harmonics.

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    second half of 17th century
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    Royal College of Music Museum
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  • Inscriptions:Paper label on left shoulder of finial: "2092" [?inventory number]
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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 1935mm. Width: 342mm. Depth: 183mm.