Bass Trombone in G
Catalogue number: 7.9
Original name: Bass trombone in G.
Maker: F. Besson.
Place of origin: London, c.1870-73.
Serial number: 634 (on joint socket, outer slide).
Overall size: 1339mm.
Sounding length: 3182mm.
Bore: c 50mm from mouthpiece receiver: 11.3mm not expanding in 110mm from mouthpiece receiver; main tuning slide: descending slide, 11.1mm; ascending slide, 12mm; joint, 12.2mm; valve tuning slide: 12.8mm-17.1mm.
Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 12.3mm.
Technical description: Slide with water key and wooden handle. Body tuning slide with sleeves (51.5mm long) for swapping between high and low pitch.
Inscription: Engraved on “[motif] / F. BESSON / [?] / 198 EUSTON ROAD / LONDON”.
Cases, etc: Wooden case, possible original.
Repair history: Lacquered.
Associated with item: Redfern mouthpieces 13.15 and 13.16.
Previous owner: Philip E. Redfern, donated 2003.
Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 446 Hz.
Illustration references: See below.
Recording references: Click here.