Tenor Valve Trombone in B Flat

Catalogue number: 6.6

Original name: Tenor valve trombone in B flat.

Maker: Louis Oertel.

Place of origin: Germany, late 19th Century.

Overall size: Bell section: 682mm; main joint: 520mm; bell diameter: 191mm.

Sounding length: 2574mm.

Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 11mm.

Technical description: Brushed effect brass with decorative ferrules and stay plates.

Three Périnet bottom-sprung valves with tuning slides. One main tuning slide between valves and bell. The tuning slides to not have the brushed brass effect and have a slightly different design on their decorative ferrules.

Inscription: Engraved on bell: “Louis Oertel / Koh - i - nor“.

Faults: Badly dented on first bend.

Repair history: Restored August - October 2000.

Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 466 Hz (high pitch).

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here.

Previous owner: Sir Granville Bantock.

Previous collection numbers: A and B: Item 56a or 56b.

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