English F Slide Trumpet


This trumpet was made by an unknown maker in England around 1825 to 1827. It is an F slide trumpet made of copper and brass with silver garnishes and a heavily chased silver ball. The trumpet features a double clock slide spring mechanism.

This trumpet was previously owned by Philadelphia composer and musician John T. Norton, a Professor of Trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music, who emigrated from London to the United States in 1827. W.G. Armstrong in his book, A Record of Opera in Philadelphia, indicates Norton’s first appearance in Philadelphia was at the King’s Theatre. Norton also performed with traveling opera troupes in New Orleans and New York.

Date Made: 1825-1827

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

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Related Publication: Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.

Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Weston D. Bayley

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.237756Accession Number: 45356Catalog Number: 237756

Object Name: trumpet

Physical Description: copper (overall material)brass (overall material)silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 in x 4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 60.96 cm x 12.065 cm x 13.97 cmtrumpet: 4 5/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 23 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 14.605 cm x 60.6425 cmaccessories in box: 2 1/16 in x 6 5/16 in x 6 3/8 in; 5.23875 cm x 16.03375 cm x 16.1925 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-35e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_606486

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