Kies Basset Horn

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Description (Brief)
This basset horn was made by Wolfgang Kies (Küss) in Vienna, Austria around 1818 to 1822. It is a 10-keyed basset horn in F, made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and has square brass keys and a brass bell. This basset horn is stamped:

W. KIES [/] WEIN
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1818-1822
maker
Kies, W.
place made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 in; 91.44 cm x 12.065 cm x 13.97 cm x 2.54 cm
barrel: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 3.175 cm x 4.445 cm
joint: 4 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 10.795 cm x 3.4925 cm
joint: 10 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 26.3525 cm x 4.445 cm
joint: 6 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 15.875 cm x 4.1275 cm
joint: 6 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 4.7625 cm
joint: 6 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 16.51 cm x 4.7625 cm
bell: 5 9/16 in x 4 7/8 in; 14.12875 cm x 12.3825 cm
ID Number
MI.095295
accession number
26256
catalog number
095295
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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