- Description (Brief)
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:
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.
- Currently not on view
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- overall: 23 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 8 in; 59.69 cm x 11.43 cm x 20.32 cm
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- National Museum of American History