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B-Flat Baritone Horn

B-Flat Baritone Horn

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This baritone horn was made around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a B-flat baritone horn, over-the shoulder model, made of nickel silver with 3 string-action rotary valves. This instrument horn has an engraved medallion:

TRADE
J.H.F.
NY&C
Mark

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 listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold as an American Military Band Style baritone (#5036), for $29.80.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
horn
date made
1878-1882
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
horn: 8 5/8 in x 11 5/8 in x 37 3/4 in; 21.9075 cm x 29.5275 cm x 95.885 cm
mouthpiece: 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 3 3/16 in; 3.4925 cm x 3.4925 cm x 8.09625 cm
ID Number
MI.055589
accession number
11535
catalog number
055589
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
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