Escenbach Valved Horn


This horn was made by Gustav Eschenbach in Berlin, Germany, around 1900-1913. It is a valved horn in F, made of brass with nickel silver trim, with 3 mechanical rotary valves. This instrument is engraved on the bell garland:

G. Eschenbach

This horn was one of 12 instruments captured from the J├Ąger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 8 (Eighth Jaeger German Mounted Band) during WWI. It was transferred from the United States War Department, Office of the Quartermaster General, in 1935.

Date Made: 1900 - 1913

Unspecified: U.S. War DepartmentMaker: Eschenbach, Gustav

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Berlin, Berlin

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.039580Catalog Number: 39580Accession Number: 136683

Object Name: horn

Physical Description: brass (overall material)nickel silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 1/2 in x 20 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 39.37 cm x 52.705 cm x 29.21 cmtube length: 372.8 cm; 146 25/32 incoils: 31.8 cm; 12 17/32 inbell: 28.9 cm; 11 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_606450

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