Bass Trumpet in C
Catalogue number: 6.5
Original name: Bass Trumpet in C.
Maker: Antoine Courtois.
Place of origin: London c.1927 - 1945.
Overall size: 598mm, bell diameter: 140mm.
Sounding length: 2393mm.
Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 11.2mm.
Technical description: Silver-plated brass, three Périnet bottom-sprung valves, with silver touch piece.
Water key on first bend and before valves, main tuning slide and valve tuning slides, third valve tuning slide.
Inscription: Engraved on middle valve: “A.COURTOIS / PARIS / 2650”; Engraved on Bell: “HORS / CONCOURS / CHICAGO 1893 / ST LOUIS / 1904 / GRAND PRIX / LIÉGE 1905 BRUXELLES 1910 / TURIN 1911 GENÈVE 1927 / ANTOINE COURTOIS / Breveté / FACTEUR DU CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL / 8 rue de Nancy / Paris”.
Playing accessories: Original Courtois mouthpiece, 13.21.
Faults: Bell bent after stay.
Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 466 (high pitch).
Illustration references: See below.
Recording references: Click here
Previous collection numbers: B: Possibly Item Add. 3.