Bass Valve Trombone in E Flat (F Jaubert.)

Catalogue number: 6.8

Original name: Bass valve trombone in E flat.

Maker: F Jaubert.

Place of origin: Paris, late 19th Century.

Overall size: Bell section: 532mm; main joint: 335mm; bell diameter: 22mm.

Sounding length: 1954mm.

Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 10.7mm.

Technical description: Lacquered brass with three Périnet bottom-sprung valves, each with tuning slide. One tuning slide with water key between mouth-piece receiver and valves, one tuning slide between valves and bell.

Inscription: Each valve stamped “1”, “2”, and “3” respectively on left hand side top. The second valve also has “O / U” on left hand bottom. Engraved on bell: “F. Jaubert & Cie / Paris / [decorative divider] / Lyon & Healy / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO”.

Faults: Leaking water key. Bell tightener screw missing. Numerous small dents on bell.

Repair history: Two stays crudely soldered.

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

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here.

Previous collection numbers: A and B: Item 90.

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