Post Horn

Description (Brief)
This post horn, also marketed as a military trumpet, was made in the United States around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is made of brass.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This make and style of post horn (#5170), as listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $16.20 per dozen.
Currently not on view
date made
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United States
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 3 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 10 7/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 14.605 cm x 27.6225 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History