Speaking Trumpet

Japanned speaking trumpet, painted black with red, green and yellow leaflets alternating with red-dotted flowers where the bell joins the shaft, and a yellow rickrack border around the bell. Mouthpiece, shaft and bell all have soft-soldered lapped-seams; bell with folded edge. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
trumpet, speaking
Object Type
date made
ca 1800 - 1840
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 15 3/8 in; 7.46125 cm x 7.46125 cm x 39.0525 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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