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Alto trombone in E flat

This may have been a tenor trombone cut down to a high-pitch alto instrument (rather than lengthened to a low-pitch tenor) No water key on slide. This is the only known instrument by Hyam, there is no evidence that this is the same as the Manchester-based company J Higham. No slide water key or main body tuning slide. Slide-body screw lock.

  • Date:
    late 19th century
  • Maker:
    M & S Hyam
  • Collection:
    Birmingham Conservatoire
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  • Period:late 19th century
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  • Inscriptions:Engraved on Bell: “M. & S. HYAM”
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  • Repository:Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Measurements:818mm, bell diameter: 142mm