Hörth E-Flat Trumpet

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Description (Brief)

This trumpet was made by Franz Hörth in Saarbrücken, Germany in 1913. It is an E-flat trumpet made of brass with nickel silver trim and has three mechanical rotary valves. This trumpet is engraved:

Franz Hörth Saarbrucken. Jager Regt. z. Pferde No.8 1913

According to the accession paperwork, this trumpet was one of 12 instruments captured from the Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 8 (Eighth Jaeger German Mounted Band) during WWI.

Franz Hörth (also spelled Hoerth) (1862-1932) founded his musical instrument firm in what was known as St. Johann in 1898. This small fishing village merged with two other villages to form Saarbrücken around 1909. Hörth’s son-in-law Richard Wolff became manager of the company around 1921, then known as “Franz Hoerth, metal and wood instrument maker, musical instruments and talking machines."

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U.S. War Department
Hörth, Franz
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Deutschland: Saarland, Saarbrücken
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brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 17 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 13.97 cm x 21.59 cm
overall: 5 1/2 in x 8 3/8 in x 17 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 21.2725 cm x 44.45 cm
National Museum of American History
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