English G Trumpet

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Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by an unknown maker in England, around 1833 to 1837. It is a G trumpet made of brass with two ivory topped Stölzel model piston valves and accessioned with four crooks, in E-flat, F, D, and C.

Heinrich David Stölzel (1777-1844) was born in Scheeberg, Germany and was a horn player who developed some of the first valves for brass instruments. Stölzel developed this type of valve around 1814.
Currently not on view
date made
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 5 1/4 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 13.335 cm x 22.86 cm
overall in tray: 5 3/8 in x 18 1/8 in x 23 7/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 46.0375 cm x 60.6425 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Wesleyan University
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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