Herold Trumpet

A herold trumpet of unknown origin. It is tuned in C, the third valve does actually lover the tone two whole tones and not 1 1/2 as normally seen. This is meant to reduce the offset to the cromatic tone scale. With other finger setings, all tones can be played, just with different finger settings compared to normal brasswind instruments. The valves were worn out, but a surface plating has made this funny instrument play again.

Closeup on the valve engine
Other information
Made by: Unknown
Made in: 1910-1930
Materials: Brass, no lacquer.
Condition: Can be played for demonstration use only
Length: 115,7 centimeters; ca 45 inches.

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