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Escenbach Valved Horn

Escenbach Valved Horn

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This horn was made by Gustav Eschenbach in Berlin, Germany, around 1900-1913. It is a valved horn in F, made of brass with nickel silver trim, with 3 mechanical rotary valves. This instrument is engraved on the bell garland:

G. Eschenbach

This horn was one of 12 instruments captured from the Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 8 (Eighth Jaeger German Mounted Band) during WWI. It was transferred from the United States War Department, Office of the Quartermaster General, in 1935.

Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1900 - 1913
U.S. War Department
Eschenbach, Gustav
place made
Germany: Berlin, Berlin
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 15 1/2 in x 20 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 39.37 cm x 52.705 cm x 29.21 cm
tube length: 372.8 cm; 146 25/32 in
coils: 31.8 cm; 12 17/32 in
bell: 28.9 cm; 11 3/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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