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.

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