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Flügelhorn (valve bugle) in B-flat

Johann David Christian Loeschhorn (German, active Cassel 1849–1893)
Cassel, Germany
Brass, nickel-silver
Height: 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm) Diameter (Of bell): 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-trumpet / trombone
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Prussian cornets were invented in 1833 by adding valves to Prussian signal horns with a conical bell. Leschhorn’s instrument represents the newer type, with rotary valves (instead of Berlin valves) and a slightly tapering bell. Prussian cornets, popular in northern Germany, were later replaced by fluegel horns.
Marking: Engraved on nickel-silver shield on bell: Ch. Leschhorn/in/Cassel
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 189.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 189.

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