Leblanc B-Flat Trumpet, used by Charlie Spivak

Description (Brief)
This trumpet was made by Georges Leblanc in Paris, France around 1960-1970. It is a B-flat trumpet, serial #29228, made of brass with 3 piston valves. This trumpet was previously owned and used by American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Charlie Spivak. This trumpet is engraved:

G.LEBLANC [/] PARIS

and

Charlie Spivak

Trumpeter and bandleader, Charlie Spivak (1905 or 1907-1982) grew up in New Haven, Connecticut and learned to play trumpet at 10 years old. In his professional career, Spivak played with a number of big bands including, Ben Pollack, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and Glen Miller. Spivak led his own band from 1939 to 1959 and continued to play and record until his death in 1982.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1960-1970
maker
Leblanc, Georges
Leblanc, Georges
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 in x 5 in x 6 1/2 in; 48.26 cm x 12.7 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 4 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 19 1/8 in; 12.3825 cm x 13.97 cm x 48.5775 cm
ID Number
1992.0518.01
accession number
1992.0518
catalog number
1992.0518.01
serial number
29228
Credit Line
Gift of Joel A. Spivak
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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