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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