French Horn in F (Boosey & Co. )

Catalogue number: 9.2

Original name: French horn in F.

Maker: Boosey & Co.

Place of origin: London, c.1929.

Serial number: 134672.

Technical description: Piston horn in F with F crook [stamped: “L.P” in circle]. Yellow brass body with 3 Périnet valves.

Inscription: On bell: “B&C / Lotone / REGISTERED / L.P.”; On bell rim: “Boosey & Co. Ltd [symbol: “trademark” in bugle over “Boosey”] Makers London / 134672”.

Cases, etc: Original leather case.

Faults: Bad dent on pipe where left hand rests. Corroded in places.

Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 440 Hz.

Illustration references: See below

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