Showing results

Hide images

Post horn

This instrument was presented to the Kneller Hall band by BT. Major J. B. Gawthorpe on his retirement. It is a straight post horn made of a two-piece silver-plated brass tube with a flared bell joined through a ligature screw joint.

  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: b / HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON / PRESENTED TO THE BAND / BY / BT. MAJOR J. B. GAWTHORPE / ON HIS RETIREMENT / 25-9-31|Incised on ferrules: 03
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.12 End-blown straight labrosones with mouthpiece
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 670mm; Bell diameter: 89mm