Charles Pace F Slide Trumpet

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Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by Charles Pace in London, England, around 1834-1849. It is an F slide trumpet made of copper with brass trim, with double clock springs. The garnishes and bell garland are decorated with repoussé designs with trumpet and drum designs on the garnishes. Accessioned with six tuning bits and four crooks. This trumpet is engraved:

C. Pace [/] Maker [/] London

Charles Pace (1803-1867) started a brass instrument firm with his brother Frederick at 2 Lower Crown Street as musical instrument makers “to her Majesty’s Guards,” in 1820. From 1833 until 1854 Charles Pace’s shop was at 49 King Street, Westminster.
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Pace, Charles
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 15 in x 5 1/4 in x 8 in; 38.1 cm x 13.335 cm x 20.32 cm
trumpet: 4 9/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 22 3/4 in; 11.58875 cm x 14.605 cm x 57.785 cm
accessories in box: 3 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 23 1/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 11.1125 cm x 59.055 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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