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English: No. 1. Fiji conch shell with mouth hole in the side of the spiral 3,825

No. 2. Burmese horn made from the horn of a buffalo 95,509

No. 3. Finnish wooden horn (soittotorbi) , bottle-shaped. Made of two sections of wood, with lonjg neck, bound together with birch bark 95,684

No. 4. Bamboo horn from Philippine Islands, open at one end, closed at the other. Mouthpiece a cylinder of bamboo set on the side ; bent bamboo sections to imitate crooks and valves of European cornet 95,054

No. 5. United States Army regulation cavalry trumpet. Tube bent on itself in two coils ; mouth trumpet-shaped 55,606

No. 6. French horn. Brass tube bent three times on itself ; mouth trumpet-shaped. Tones are produced by the player's hand moved in the bell 95,269

No. 7. Finnish trumpet (soitto sarvi) of ram's horn, with four finger holes on the side of the instrument. Bore the natural cavity 95,689

No. 8. Key bugle with lateral holes closed by seven finger keys. Bore conical ; size of finger holes corresponding to size of bore 95,652

No. 9. Ophicleido. Conical tube bent on itself; lateral holes closed by finger keys ; size of finger holes corresponding to diameter of bore 95,272

No. 10. Trombone, old English sackbut. Cylindrical tube of brass, with sliding joint long enough to give seven tones ; mouth trumpet shape. The chromatic scale is thus produced.

No. 11. Cornet with cylindrical tube and trumpet-shaped bell. Piston valves three, which add different fixed lengths of tubing to the wind-

way 55,602
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Source Walter Hough (1922). Synoptic series of objects in the United States National Museum illustrating the history of inventions. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 60 (2404). 1-47, 56 pl.
Author United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institution), Washington D.C.

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