Calicchio B-Flat Trumpet


This trumpet was made by Dominic Calicchio in Los Angeles, California around 1954 to 1956. It is a B-flat trumpet, serial #1520, made of brass with 3 piston valves. This trumpet is engraved:


Dominic Calicchio (1901-1979) was born in Italy and emigrated to the United States in the 1920s. Calicchio learned his trade at the Rudy Muck brass factory in New York and in 1947, moved to California to make trumpets. During his career, Calicchio made almost two thousand trumpets.

In 1973, a documentary The Last Trumpet Maker, featuring the career of Dominic Calicchio, was made by K. H. Dempwolf, S. Marc Tapper, and Donald C. Fergus.

Date Made: 1954-1956

Maker: Calicchio, Dominic

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles

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Credit Line: Gift of Bruce Douglas

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0798.01Catalog Number: 1986.0798.01Accession Number: 1986.0798Serial Number: 1520

Object Name: trumpet

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: trumpet: 4 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 19 1/16 in; 12.065 cm x 14.605 cm x 48.41875 cmmouthpiece: 3 1/2 in x 1 1/16 in; 8.89 cm x 2.69875 cm


Record Id: nmah_606116

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