Stengel Contrabass Tuba

Stengel Contrabass Tuba

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This tuba was made by Stengel, in Bayreuth, Germany, around 1830-1870. It is a contrabass tuba in BB-flat, made of brass with nickel silver trim, in an upright form with missing valve section (originally 3 or 4 mechanical rotary valves). This instrument is inscribed;

Stengel in Bayreuth
Deposito Brizzi e Niccolai Firenze

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Object Name
date made
1830 - 1870
place made
Germany: Bavaria, Bayreuth
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 46 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in; 118.11 cm x 43.815 cm x 29.845 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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