Bass Trombone in G

Catalogue number: 7.7

Original name: Bass trombone in G.

Maker: F Besson.

Place of origin: London, c.1897.

Overall size: 1308mm; bell diameter: 203mm.

Sounding length: 3006mm.

Bore: c 50mm from mouthpiece receiver: 11.7mm not expanding in 110mm from mouthpiece receiver; main tuning slide: descending slide, 11.7mm; ascending slide, 12.5mm; joint, 12.3mm; valve tuning slide: 13.7mm-18.6mm.

Technical description: Brass with silver lacquer, cranked bell-stay, wooden slide handle.

Inscription: Engraved on Bell: “CLASS / A / 50 MEDALS OF HONOUR / FB / BESSON & CO. / ”Prototype” / 198 EUSTON ROAD / LONDON” / [motif: 5-pointed star].

Faults: Slide does not move freely, silver plating is badly worn.

Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 464 Hz (high pitch).

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here.

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