[Skip to content] [Skip to main navigation] [Skip to user navigation] [Skip to global search] [Accessibility information] [Contact us]

Use these menus to filter your browsing

See full details Description

Free reed metal toy in the form of a natural trumpet with a single coil. The mouthpiece is large in proportion to the body and incorporates a free reed. The tubing of the body is cylindrical until the flared bell. Five small rings are attached along the bottom of the lower yard. The outer four each have a metal pellet bell attached. The central ring is larger and has no bell. A twisted metal wire is wrapped around the first yard and the bellpipe.


free reed instrument
Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  free reed instrument
object name (AAT):  free reed
object name (AAT):  toy (recreational artifact)
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  Trumpet-shaped free reed toy
catalogue title:  412.131
display title:  423.121.22 end blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes with mouthpiece
display title:  423.121.22 with mouthpiece

England, UK; Europe
Additional place information
Date made
19th century
Additional date information
19th century 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: metal (overall)
overall: 107 x 50 x 35 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 107 x 50 x 35 mm

Related subjects
association: Family and Home
classified as: 423.121.22 End blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes with mouthpiece

Record created 1999-12-26 by AHOLLOWAY
Record last updated 2016-12-30 by MBIRLEY

Collections information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. More information on the objects listed on our website.

This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be some errors. The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us.