Leblanc B-Flat Trumpet, used by Charlie Shavers

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Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by Georges Leblanc in Paris, France around 1960 to1965. It is a B-flat trumpet, serial #16674, made of brass with 3 piston valves. This trumpet is engraved:

G.LEBLANC [/] PARIS

This trumpet was previously owned by Charles James “Charlie” Shavers (1920-1971), an American jazz trumpeter, who performed with jazz greats such as, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, and Lucky Millinder.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1950-1965
maker
G. Leblanc Corporation
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 in x 4 3/4 in x 6 in; 48.26 cm x 12.065 cm x 15.24 cm
trumpet: 4 7/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 19 in; 12.3825 cm x 16.51 cm x 48.26 cm
mouthpiece: 3 7/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 8.73125 cm x 2.69875 cm
ID Number
1983.0479.01
accession number
1983.0479
catalog number
1983.0479.01
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche Shavers
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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