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Natural trumpet in F

Single-coiled, natural trumpet made entirely of brass with two straight yards, bows and bell tube. The design of the instrument is typically English and the sections appear to have overlapping and abutted joints underneath the ferrules, which points to the fact that the instrument could be entirely disassembled, and in theory, slightly adjusted in length for fine tuning. The bell flare still has two holes for a fixing metal wire, but the bow was soldered onto the bell at a later point. There is a modern silver-plated mouthpiece. Nominal pitch: F.

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  • Decorative elements:Embossed garland design depicting floral and foliage motifs, and an empty cartouche in the center, flanked by a trumpet and a banner on each side. Helical ferrules with embossed floral bands at the ends. Embossed ball ends with same floral motifs.
  • Inscriptions:Engraved on garland: Hen. G. Rodenbostel. Maker, Piccadilly, London|Stamped on mouthpiece: TARR
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 615mm; Height: 155mm; Bell diameter: 117mm; Sounding length: 1766mm