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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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NMM 7103.  Keyed Trumpet in F by James Cowlan Liverpool, ca. 1825-1830. NMM 7103.  Keyed Trumpet in F by James Cowlan Liverpool, ca. 1825-1830. NMM 7103.  Keyed Trumpet in F by James Cowlan Liverpool, ca. 1825-1830.

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.


Cowlan's signature.

Engraved on brass plaque on bell: Made by / J. COWLAN. / 39. Whitechapel. / LIVERPOOL


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