Tenor Trombone in B Flat

Catalogue number: 7.5

Original name: Tenor trombone in B flat.

Maker: Boosey & Hawkes.

Place of origin: London, c.1936-37.

Serial number: 147424.

Overall size: 1158mm, bell diameter: 158mm.

Sounding length: 2746mm.

Bore: c 50mm from mouthpiece receiver: 10.6mm not expanding in 110mm from mouthpiece receiver; main tuning slide: descending slide, 11.2mm; ascending slide, 11.2mm; joint, 12mm; valve tuning slide: 12.5mm-13.2mm.

Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 11.5mm.

Technical description: The slide of 7.4 matches 7.5 in design but it is narrower than 7.5. Originally high pitch. This instrument is in very good condition and plays very well. Slide-body screw lock.

Inscription: Engraved on Bell: (inside floral design) “Artist’s Perfected” / [motif: hawk carrying a bugle] / “Boosey & Hawkes / Ltd / Makers / 295 Regent St / London [--]”.

Repair history: Restored August - October 2000 by Paul Wilde.

Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 440 Hz.

Specific references: Boosey and Hawkes archive, accessed via Myers: Journal of Surviving Boosé, Boosey and Boosey and Hawkes brass instruments, with archival and catalogue data.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Trombone recordings.