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Hirsbrunner G Circular Trumpet

Hirsbrunner G Circular Trumpet

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Description (Brief)

This trumpet was made by Hirsbrunner in Sumiswald, Switzerland around 1800 to 1825. It is a G circular trumpet made of brass with an F crook, lead pipe, and mouthpiece. This compressed trumpet model, known as a stopftrompete, has a tuning slide in the center of the coil similar to a cor d’orchestre of the period.

The Hirsbrunner firm was founded by Christian Hirsbrunner in the late 18th century. The company continued with Hirsbrunner family members and still makes musical instruments to this day.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trumpet
date made
1800-1825
maker
Hirsbrunner
place made
Switzerland: Bern, Sumiswald
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 13.335 cm x 31.75 cm
trumpet: 5 3/16 in x 10 7/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 13.17625 cm x 27.6225 cm x 29.21 cm
mouthpiece joint in tray: 1 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 4 5/16 in; 3.81 cm x 8.255 cm x 10.95375 cm
ID Number
MI.095270
accession number
26256
catalog number
095270
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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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