Hörth Flugelhorn


This flugelhorn was made by Franz Hörth in Saarbrücken, Germany, in 1913. It is a flugelhorn in B-flat, made of brass with nickel silver trim, with 3 mechanical rotary valves. The conical section is very short and narrow, with tuning slide after the valve section. The instrument is engraved on the bell garland:

Franz Horth Saarbrucken. Jager Regt. z. Pferde No.8 1913

This fluelhorn was one of 12 instruments captured from the Jäger-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: 1913

Unspecified: U.S. War DepartmentMaker: Hörth, Franz

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Saarland, Saarbrücken

Subject: World War I


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.039581Catalog Number: 39581Accession Number: 136683

Object Name: flugelhorn

Physical Description: brass (overall material)nickel silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 11/16 in x 7 3/4 in x 17 3/16 in; 11.90625 cm x 19.685 cm x 43.65625 cmbell: 12 cm; 4 23/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5ef5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_606451

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