Wenzel Stowassers Söhne B-Flat Trumpet

Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by Wenzel Stowaasers Söhne in Graslitz (Kraslice) in Bohemia around 1873 to 1900. It is a B-flat trumpet made of brass with nickel silver trim, with three rotary valves with mother-of-pearl inlays on the finger levers. This trumpet is engraved:

W Stowassers [/] Söhne [/] Graslitz

Wenzel Stowasser started making brass instruments in 1824 in Graslitz. After his death in 1860, the firm was continued by his sons Josef, Julius, and Richard as W. Stowaasers Söhne.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1873-1900
maker
Wenzel Stowassers Söhne
place made
Česká Republika: Západočeský, Kraslice
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 in; 46.99 cm x 11.43 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 4 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in x 18 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 19.3675 cm x 47.625 cm
ID Number
MI.214566
accession number
39076
catalog number
214566
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Trumpets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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