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Wenzel Stowassers Söhne B-Flat Trumpet

Wenzel Stowassers Söhne B-Flat Trumpet

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Description (Brief)

This trumpet was made by Wenzel Stowaasers Söhne in Graslitz (Kraslice) in Bohemia around 1873 to 1900. It is a B-flat trumpet made of brass with nickel silver trim, with three rotary valves with mother-of-pearl inlays on the finger levers. This trumpet is engraved:

W Stowassers
Söhne
Graslitz

Wenzel Stowasser started making brass instruments in 1824 in Graslitz. After his death in 1860, the firm was continued by his sons Josef, Julius, and Richard as W. Stowaasers Söhne.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trumpet
date made
1873-1900
maker
Wenzel Stowassers Söhne
place made
Czech Republic: Karlovarský Kraj, Kraslice
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 in; 46.99 cm x 11.43 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 4 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in x 18 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 19.3675 cm x 47.625 cm
ID Number
MI.214566
accession number
39076
catalog number
214566
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Trumpets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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