Glier E-Flat Natural Trumpet

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Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by Mieczyslaw Glier in Warsaw, Poland around 1913 to 1932. It is an E-flat natural trumpet made of brass with nickel plate, with two folds. This trumpet is accessioned with a fabric tabard: red with appliqued eagle with crown on one side and on the other, yellow and blue fabric. There is silver fringe around the edges of the tabard and tied around the lower part of the trumpet, a cord of silver and red with four tassels. Both sides are embroidered "1 p.p. LEG."

Mieczyslaw Glier (1886-1979) comes from a family of musical instrument makers beginning with his grandfather Friederich Wilhelm Glier (1812-1899), known as Wilhelm. Friederich Wilhelm was born in Klingenthal and founded his musical instrument company in Warsaw in 1835. Friederich Wilhelm’s three sons, Adolf, Friederich, and Alexander (1849-1912) were also instrument makers in the company. Alexander inherited the company in 1899. Mieczyslaw took over the factory after the death of his father Alexander, and continued to make instruments until 1944 when the factory was destroyed. After WWII, Mieczyslaw was one of the founders of an instrument making guild in Warsaw.
Currently not on view
date made
Glier, Mieczyslaw
Glier, Mieczyslaw
place made
Polska: Mazowieckie, Warsaw
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel plate (overall material)
overall: 28 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 7 in; 72.39 cm x 13.335 cm x 17.78 cm
part: tabard: 21 in x 17 in; 53.34 cm x 43.18 cm
trumpet: 5 3/16 in x 14 3/4 in x 28 1/4 in; 13.17625 cm x 37.465 cm x 71.755 cm
mouthpiece: 3 11/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 9.36625 cm x 2.8575 cm
tabard: 1 1/2 in x 18 in x 22 in; 3.81 cm x 45.72 cm x 55.88 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of The Government of Poland
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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