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Coiled Trumpet by Steinmez, Imperial City of Nürnberg, before 1694

NNM 4013.  Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez, 
Imperial City of Nürnberg, after 1694

NMM 4013. Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez, Imperial City of Nürnberg, before 1694. The bell of this instrument is significantly larger than the bells found on the NMM's other natural trumpets made in Nürnberg. Current research suggests that it may be one of a group of transitional coiled instruments that led to the development of the horn, while still retaining some features of its trumpet ancestry. Gift of Barbara and Burton E. Hardin, Charleston, Illinois, 1986.


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NNM 4013.  Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez, Imperial City of Nuremberg, after 1694 NNM 4013.  Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez, Imperial City of Nuremberg, after 1694

NNM 4013.  Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez, Imperial City of Nuremberg, after 1694 NNM 4013.  Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez, Imperial City of Nuremberg, after 1694

Brass with silver-plated garland



Maker's Mark, Signature, Bell Rim, and Garland Decoration

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View of bell garland Ring

Silver-plated garland decorated with engraved flowers, leaves, and scallop design in repoussé. Maker's signature engraved on bell garland: G F S [orb] / MACHT GEORG F.RICH STEINMEZ IN NURNBERG.


Ferrule

Ferrule


Bell Interior

Bell interior


Mouthpiece Receiver

Winding

Mouthpiece receiver End of mouthpiece receiver


Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece Mouthpiece


Measurements

Sounding length:  3091 mm; internal diameter receiver:  11.8 mm; internal diameter minimum (at 33):  9.9 mm; bell diameter:  193 mm; outer coil diameter:  3112 mm; mouthpiece length:  2.78"; mouthpiece cup diameter:  .7"; depth of cup:  .4"; diameter of throat:  0.184".


Literature

Rare 18th-Century Hunting Horn Donated," Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 14, No. 1 (October 1986), p. 4.

"1986 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 16, No. 1 (February 1987), p. 7.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 57-58.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum:  A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 35.

Thomas Tritle, "Horns in The Shrine to Music Museum," Horn Call (October 1988), p. 31.

Sabine Klaus, "Horn oder Trompete? Ein Instrument von Johann Carl Kodisch, Nürnberg 1684," Jagd- und Waldhörner. Geschichte und musikalische Nutzung. Michaelsteiner Konferenzberichte, Vol. 70, ed. by Boje E. Hans Schmuhl and Monika Lustig (Augsburg: Wißner, 2006), pp. 155-176.

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