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B-flat Flugelhorn

B-flat Flugelhorn

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This flugelhorn was made around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a B-flat flugelhorn, over-the shoulder model, made of brass with nickel silver trim, with 3 string-action rotary valves. The bore of this instrument is quite small and cornet-like, and was sold as a cornet. This flugelhorn has an engraved medallion:

TRADE
J.H.F.
NY&C
Mark

Brass instruments bearing the medallion of J. Howard Foote were likely made for him by the firm of John Stratton or other factories in New York City.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument, sold as a cornet (#5001), is listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $15.00.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Flugelhorn
Date made
1878-1882
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 8 in; 59.69 cm x 11.43 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
MI.072876
accession number
12809
catalog number
72876
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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