U.S. Army Trumpet

Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by Klemm & Brothers. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. around 1879 to 1891. It is an F natural trumpet made of brass brass, with a double coil and bell garland. This trumpet is stamped:


This is a standard military trumpet, made according to Specification No. 38, dated February 15th, 1879, “Specifications for Trumpets,” Quartermaster General’s Office, War Department:

“For all foot troops -- To be the same as standard sample brass trumpet ’F,’ two (2) coil, and with two (2) mouthpieces. When complete, with mouth-piece in, to weigh about twelve and a half (12 ½) ounces, and to measure about sixteen (16) inches in length, and about four and a half (4 ½) inches in width at center. Diameter of bell to be about four and a half (4 ½) inches.”
Currently not on view
date made
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 16 in; 16.51 cm x 11.43 cm x 40.64 cm
overall: 4 5/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 16 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 14.605 cm x 42.8625 cm
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Credit Line
Transfer from U.S. War Department
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Data Source
National Museum of American History