Hörth E-Flat Trumpet


This trumpet was made by Franz Hörth in Saarbrücken, Germany in 1913. It is an E-flat trumpet made of brass with nickel silver trim and has three mechanical rotary valves. This trumpet is engraved:

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

According to the accession paperwork, this trumpet was one of 12 instruments captured from the Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 8 (Eighth Jaeger German Mounted Band) during WWI.

Franz Hörth (also spelled Hoerth) (1862-1932) founded his musical instrument firm in what was known as St. Johann in 1898. This small fishing village merged with two other villages to form Saarbrücken around 1909. Hörth’s son-in-law Richard Wolff became manager of the company around 1921, then known as “Franz Hoerth, metal and wood instrument maker, musical instruments and talking machines."

Date Made: 1913

Maker: Hörth, Franz

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Saarland, Saarbrücken

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.039582Catalog Number: 39582Accession Number: 136683

Object Name: trumpet

Physical Description: brass (overall material)nickel silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 13.97 cm x 21.59 cmbell: 13.7 cm; 5 13/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4974-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_606452

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