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Slide trumpet

Single-coiled, English slide trumpet made of brass with silver trimmings, having a double clock-spring mechanism with gut string. It has two additional single-coiled crooks, and an hallmarked silver mouthpiece with silver-plated rim. It is a T. J. Harper's improved model. Nominal pitch: F (without crooks).

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  • Decorative elements:Garland embossed with floral motifs (roses, thistles, shamrocks, acanthus leaves), and shield. Helical ferrules with embossed floral bands at the ends. Embossed ball with same floral motifs and acanthus leaves.
  • Inscriptions:Engraved on garland: T. HARPER'S IMPROVED MANUFACTURED BY I. KOHLER.|Engraved on clock mechanism: 80
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.22 Labrosones with slides
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 605mm; Height: 150mm; Bell diameter: 110mm; Sounding length: 1755mm; Tube length (D crook): 370mm; Tube length (C crook): 665mm