D basset horn

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Description (Brief)
This basset horn was made by Griesling & Schlott in Berlin, Germany around 1808 to 1835. It is a basset horn in F, made of boxwood with ivory and brass ferrules, an ivory elbow joint, and brass keys and a brass bell. There are three barrel sections, of different lengths for tuning, marked "1," "2," and "3," respectively. This basset horn is stamped:

GRIESLING [/] & SCHLOTT [/] in BERLIN
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1808-1835
unspecified
Holderer, Mrs. June M.
maker
Griesling & Schlott
place made
Deutschland: Berlin, Berlin
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 5 1/2 in x 20 in; 68.58 cm x 13.97 cm x 50.8 cm
cap: 2 3/8 in x 1 7/16 in; 6.0325 cm x 3.65125 cm
mouthpiece: 3 1/2 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 2.54 cm
barrel 1: 3 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.525 cm x 3.4925 cm
barrel 2: 3 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 8.255 cm x 3.4925 cm
barrel 3: 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
upper joint: 12 7/16 in x 2 in; 31.59125 cm x 5.08 cm
elbow: 2 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 in; 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm x 5.08 cm
lower joint: 15 3/16 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 38.57625 cm x 7.3025 cm x 7.3025 cm
bell: 9 5/16 in x 5 11/16 in x 3 11/16 in; 23.65375 cm x 14.44625 cm x 9.36625 cm
ID Number
MI.384091
accession number
173731
catalog number
384091
Credit Line
Gift of June M. Holderer
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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