Post Horn


This post horn, also marketed as a military trumpet, was made in the United States around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is made of brass.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This make and style of post horn (#5170), as listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $16.20 per dozen.

Date Made: 1878 - 1882

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments, Music & Musical Instruments, Trumpets


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Related Publication: Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.072877Accession Number: 12809Catalog Number: 72877

Object Name: horn

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 10 7/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 14.605 cm x 27.6225 cm


Record Id: nmah_1069328

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