Bass Horn

Catalogue number: 8.6

Original name: Bass horn.

Type or system: Four keys.

Maker: Unknown.

Place of origin: Probably French, c.1815-1825.

Overall size: 795mm not including crook; bell diameter: 190mm.

Sounding length: 2228mm including crook.

Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 14.2mm; Crook receiver: 36.4mm.

Technical description: Single, brass body, brass crook with decorative ferrules. Flat round keys mounted by saddles.

Faults: Three keys missing.

Illustration references: See below.

Previous owner: William Bentley or Key Collection.

Previous collection numbers: A and B: 33 or 97.

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