Art Deco style but these horns were “peashooters” (longer with a smaller bore). It has a 24" bell, an 7 3/8" bell collar interior diameter, and a .734 bore.
The bell of the instrument measures 11" in diameter.
The engraving is much more detailed and features the mythical creature “Pan” playing his flute. Has jeweled finger buttons and bell securing screws, slotted main bell alignment and special fifth valve cap holder to lock in playing of second bell. Built in BBb, with either three or four valves, they add a deep and sonorous voice to any ensemble in which they may be used.
The splendid impression made by these instruments in point of appearance is a matter of remark everywhere.
W., London) Advertised as a Ballad horn, but the fact that it is probably an F instrument and uses a "French" horn mouthpiece and has a smaller 6.5" bell, these attributes place it in the Vocal horn camp. The bell inscription reads: Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900 Hors Concours Membre Du Jury Couesnon & Cie Fournisseurs de L Armee 94 Rue D Angouleme Paris Chateau-Thierry French cornet is inscribed Medaille de Ire Classe Exposition Universelle 1855 Medaille Londres 1862 Exposition Universille Paris 1867 Medaille d Houneur En Argent Antoine Courtois and Mille Mille Sr Facteur Du Conservatoire National 88 Rue Des Marais St Martin Paris 1lr Prix Grand Medaille D Or Exposition De Moscoj 1872 and Medaille D or Paris 1878 Number under cap 3XI 13279 Vocabell original condition, but with the wrong finger buttons.
Vocal horns are essentially tenor horns pitched in F that use a "French" horn mouthpiece. Note the Art Deco styling for the period (1930s): rimless bell, stylized spit valves, geometric valve casings, elaborate engraving, heavy gold-tone lacquer finish.
The selection changes frequently, and cool instruments arrive on a regular basis. Additional digital photos are available for any item listed. I'm especially interested in a good Martin guitar or a fine Gibson mandolin; will trade up, down, or sideways for these! This is just a great sounding mandolin - an excellent demonstration of why many pickers believe the snakeheads are the best oval hole mandolins ever made by Gibson. It has a back brace, so according to book it is an A50. Shows some finish checking and the usual nicks and dings of well-loved instrument played for over 50 years.