Hörth Flugelhorn

Hörth Flugelhorn

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This flugelhorn was made by Franz Hörth in Saarbrücken, Germany, in 1913. It is a flugelhorn in B-flat, made of brass with nickel silver trim, with 3 mechanical rotary valves. The conical section is very short and narrow, with tuning slide after the valve section. The instrument is engraved on the bell garland:

Franz Horth Saarbrucken. Jager Regt. z. Pferde No.8 1913

This fluelhorn 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
U.S. War Department
Hörth, Franz
place made
Germany: Saarland, Saarbrücken
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 4 11/16 in x 7 3/4 in x 17 3/16 in; 11.90625 cm x 19.685 cm x 43.65625 cm
bell: 12 cm; 4 23/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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