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Natural Trumpet by Paul Hainlein,
Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1666

NMM 3873.  Natural trumpet by Paul Hainlein, Imperial City of Nuremberg, 1666

NMM 3873. Natural trumpet by Paul Hainlein, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1666. Composite instrument assembled in 1978 from remnants of two or more period instruments. Original bell. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Maker's signature Master's mark Maker's signature

Engraved on bell garland: MACHT PAVL / HAINLEIN [master's mark: hen facing left, sitting on nest] / P. H. / IN NVRNBERG / ANNO 1666.

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Additional Views of Bell Garland

Decorative engraving on bell garland Floral engraving on bell garland Floral engraving Wire rim on bell garland


Tab Seam Visible in Bell Interior

Tab seam

Overlapping tab seam. Tabs ca. 4-5 mm wide and ca. 4-5 mm apart.



Measurements

Sounding length:  2077 mm; body length: 606 mm; bell diameter:  102 mm.



Literature

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 52-54 and 56.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 34.

Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Rise of Italian Chamber Music," Chapter Three in The World of Baroque Music:  New Perspectives, edited by George B. Stauffer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 50 and plate 10.

Paul Voet, De Eeuwigheid van Trompetten en Trompetters: Ontstaan en Evolutie (Wormerveer, The Netherlands: Molenaar Edition BV, 2006), p. 118, fig. 78.

Go to Checklist of Natural Trumpets Made in the Imperial City of Nürnberg Before 1800

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