Henderson N. White B-Flat Soprano Trumpet

Henderson N. White B-Flat Soprano Trumpet

Description (Brief)
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 [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.
Currently not on view
date made
a 1931
White, Henderson N.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 2 in x 4 in; 25.4 cm x 5.08 cm x 10.16 cm
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 11 3/16 in; 5.715 cm x 9.2075 cm x 28.41625 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Kathryn White Sylvester
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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