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.

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