Uhlmann D Trumpet

Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by Leopold Uhlmann (1806-1878) in Vienna about 1840. It is a D trumpet made of brass with a nickel silver bell garland, and three Viennese style double piston valves. It’s likely that this trumpet was an early type of piccolo trumpet developed for clarino parts. This trumpet is engraved:

Leopold Uhlmann K:K:priv: Instrumenten fabrik in Wien

Leopold Uhlmann apprenticed with his father, Johann, in Vienna and studied horn at the Vienna Conservatory. Uhlmann received a patent for his improvements for double piston valves in 1830. He made instruments until his death in 1878, and his firm was continued by his son until about 1900.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1840
Uhlmann, Leopold
place made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 15 in x 4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 12.065 cm x 13.97 cm
trumpet: 4 15/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 14 1/2 in; 12.54125 cm x 14.605 cm x 36.83 cm
crooks (2) in box: 1 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 8.89 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Weston D. Bayley
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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