- Description (Brief)
This althorn was made around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is an E-flat althorn, bell front, made of brass with 3 Sax piston valves. This althorn has an engraved medallion:
H. [lyre] F.
Brass instruments bearing the medallion of J. Howard Foote were likely made for him by the firm of John Stratton or other factories in New York City.
John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument was sold as a Courtois model alto horn (#5081 ½).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- E-flat Althorn
- Date made
- 1878 - 1882
- place made
- United States: New York, New York
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- overall: 6 3/8 in x 9 in x 16 7/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 22.86 cm x 42.8625 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of J. Howard Foote
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- Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
- Music & Musical Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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