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Trumpet in F

Double-coiled trumpet made entirely of brass. Two disc valves with nickel-silver buttons and shafts/push rods (Köhler's patent valves with watch-spring action - an improvement that Köhler made to the original Shaw swivel disc valves). B-flat tuning bit. Nickel-silver mouthpiece. Nominal pitch: F. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Decorative elements:Embossed garland with foliage motifs. Helical mouthpiece receiver ferrule with embossed floral bands at the ends.
  • Inscriptions:Die-stamped brass plate soldered on bell flare: 10 (engraved) / BY HER MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS PATENT / J, SHAW (vertical) [Royal Coat of Arms] INVENTOR (vertical) / KÖHLER SOLE MAKER / 35, HENRIETTA STT / COVENT GARDEN LONDON|Embossed on garland: KÖHLER MANUFACTURER HENRIETTA ST COVENT GARDEN LONDON|Stamped on buttons: 1 and 2|Engraved on tuning bit: Sib
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.233.1 Valve trumpets with short air column (less than 2 m)
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 530mm; Bell diameter: 120mm; Height: 190mm