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Baritone Horn

Baritone Horn

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This horn was made by Joseph Higham in Manchester, England, around 1881-1898. It is a baritone horn, serial #43270, made of silver-plated brass, with 3 piston valves. The horn is engraved:

1st CLASS
EXHIBITION
PRIZE MEDAL
AWARDED
LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865
TO
J. HIGHAM
MAKER
127
STRANGEWAYS
MANCHESTER
ENGLAND
43270
LYON & HEALY
SOLE AGENTS
CHICAGO

Joseph Higham (1818-1883) established his business at 127 Strangeways in Manchester, England in 1842. From about 1881 to 1898, Higham was in partnership with Lyon & Healy in Chicago as sole agents to sell his instruments in the United States.

As indicated in the inscription, Higham was awarded 1st class prize medals for his musical instruments at The International Exhibition of 1862, or Great London Exposition and The International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures held in Dublin in 1865.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
horn
date made
1881-1898
maker
Higham, Joseph
place made
United Kingdom: England, Manchester
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 59 cm x 25.5 cm; x 23 1/4 in x 10 1/16 in
ID Number
MI.70.30
accession number
290484
catalog number
70.30
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Erickson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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