E-flat Althorn

Description (Brief):

This althorn was made around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is an E-flat althorn, bell upright, made of brass with 3 light piston valves. This althorn has an engraved medallion:

Description (Brief)

H. [lyre] F.

Description (Brief)

Brass instruments bearing the medallion of J. Howard Foote were likely made for him by the firm of John Stratton or other factories in New York City.

Description (Brief)

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument was sold as a Courtois model alto horn (#5082 ½).

Date Made: 1878 - 1882

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of J. Howard Foote

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.055610Accession Number: 11535Catalog Number: 55610

Object Name: althorn

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/4 in x 22 1/2 in x 12 in; 18.415 cm x 57.15 cm x 30.48 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-88b3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1160864

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