NMM 7103. Keyed Trumpet in F by James Cowlan Liverpool, ca. 1825-1830
Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 2003
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Four-piece (two cylindrical segments, tuning slide and bell), double-loop, brass body, brass garland, ferrules and keys. Overlapping tab seam (width of tabs ca. 5 mm at a distance of ca. 5 mm). Saxon rim with iron wire insert. Receiver ferrule with stabilizing ring, all other ferrules without decoration. Flat round key heads with beige leather pads (old); brass tone-hole rims soldered to body; keys pivot in brass saddles; brass leaf springs.
Three keys in the following order: F-sharp (closed, ring finger/right hand); G (closed, middle finger/right), A-flat (closed, index finger/right).
Accessories: Brass mouthpiece with very deep cup (ca. 20 mm).
Sounding length: 1516 mm; internal diameter receiver: 11.6 mm, internal diameter minimum (at 47 mm): 10.4 mm; bell diameter: 128 mm.
English military keyed trumpet. In contrast to the keyed bugle, this instrument is played with the right hand only, not with both hands. James Cowlan was primarily a dealer, active at the address mentioned in the signature from 1822 until 1834. His keyed trumpet model is characterized by the presence of a tuning slide.
Engraved on brass plaque on bell: Made by / J. COWLAN.
/ 39. Whitechapel. / LIVERPOOL
National Music Museum
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