Technical description: Orchestral valve horn of elegant design and excellent state of preservation. Windway runs: crook receiver - m.t.s. - 1 - 2 - bell.Valves mounted on extension of the distal tuning-slide branch, replaceable by a simple tube (not present) to give a hand-horn. The pattern is that of M.A. Raoux's horns of 30-40 years earlier. Metal construction: yellow brass; seamed gusseted bell, garland width 30.5; all other tubing seamed. With French pattern F crook, seamed, possibly original. Valve type: Long-stem Périnet with short tuning-slides, probably in tune with A crook when fully pushed in, but extensible for F. Repair History: Crook possibly not original.
General usage of type: Two-valve Périnet valve horns were in makers' catalogues until the beginning of the 20th century; players familiar with hand technique could easily supply the `missing' notes of the chromatic scale.
P. Lewis, 1987, 20.12.96; R. Parks, 09.02.91, 9.3.96.
Corpus diameter 330; bell diameter 285.
Purchased with assistance from the Government's Local Museums Purchase Fund and the University's General Council Trust.