Bass Horn

Catalogue number: 8.7

Original name: Bass horn.

Type or system: Three keys.

Maker: Unknown.

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

Overall size: Main joint: c.840mm; crook: 561mm.

Sounding length: 1003mm.

Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 12.5mm av.; crook receiver: 35mm.

Technical description: Copper body with brass mounts. Three brass keys, with spring attached to the keys, mounted by saddles.

Faults: Fifth finger-hole chimney missing. Bell rim has come detached, bell badly bent. Numerous brass repair patches. Two key springs broken and missing.

Repair history: Numerous repair patches. New right-hand finger-hole chimneys on a brass plate fitted.

Illustration references: See below.

Previous owner: William Bentley or Lancelot Key.

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

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