Henderson N. White B-Flat Soprano Trumpet

Henderson N. White B-Flat Soprano Trumpet

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This trumpet was made by Henderson N. White in Cleveland, Ohio about 1931. It is a B-flat soprano trumpet, “King Liberty Model,” serial #134288. This trumpet is made of burnished gold and sterling silver with elaborate engravings throughout and has 3 piston valves with mother-of-pearl buttons. This trumpet is engraved:

KING
LIBERTY MODEL
MADE BY
THE
H.N. WHITE CO.
CLEV,D
O

and on the bell:

KING
MADE BY
H.N. WHITE
CLEVD.O.

Only 100 soprano trumpets were made by Henderson H. White as promotional items for musical instrument dealers and performers.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trumpet
date made
ca 1931
maker
White, Henderson N.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 2 in x 4 in; 25.4 cm x 5.08 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1991.0255.01
accession number
1991.0255
catalog number
1991.0255.01
Credit Line
Gift of Cathryn White Sylvester in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henderson N. White
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