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Hörth E-Flat Trumpet

Hörth E-Flat Trumpet

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Description (Brief)

This trumpet was made by Franz Hörth in Saarbrücken, Germany in 1913. It is an E-flat trumpet made of brass with nickel silver trim and has three mechanical rotary valves. This trumpet is engraved:

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

According to the accession paperwork, this trumpet was one of 12 instruments captured from the Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 8 (Eighth Jaeger German Mounted Band) during WWI.

Franz Hörth (also spelled Hoerth) (1862-1932) founded his musical instrument firm in what was known as St. Johann in 1898. This small fishing village merged with two other villages to form Saarbrücken around 1909. Hörth’s son-in-law Richard Wolff became manager of the company around 1921, then known as “Franz Hoerth, metal and wood instrument maker, musical instruments and talking machines."

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trumpet
unspecified
U.S. War Department
maker
Hörth, Franz
place made
Germany: Saarland, Saarbrücken
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 13.97 cm x 21.59 cm
overall: 5 1/2 in x 8 3/8 in x 17 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 21.2725 cm x 44.45 cm
ID Number
MI.039583
catalog number
039583
accession number
136683
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Trumpets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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