Getzen B-Flat Trumpet

Getzen B-Flat Trumpet

Description (Brief)

This trumpet was made by made by Getzen Company in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, around 1960-1961. It is a B-flat trumpet, Super Deluxe Getzen model, serial #G3568, made of brass with 3 piston valves. This trumpet is engraved:

Super Deluxe Getzen Elkhorn, Wis. Tone Balanced

Manuel Marcos Barragan, Jr. (1951-1980), a member from of an old circus family, used this trumpet as the clown, “Zapata,” in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trumpet
date made
ca 1960-1961
maker
Getzen Company, Inc.
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Elkhorn
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 7 in; 55.245 cm x 13.335 cm x 17.78 cm
trumpet: 4 11/16 in x 6 5/8 in x 19 in; 11.90625 cm x 16.8275 cm x 48.26 cm
mouthpiece: 3 7/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 8.73125 cm x 2.69875 cm
ID Number
1983.0571.04
accession number
1983.0571
catalog number
1983.0571.04
Credit Line
Gift of David A. Nicksay
subject
Circus
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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