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List H6: French Horns and Cornophones

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Trompes and Natural Horns
(6181)Horn in 10-ft A.Wencel Umlauff, Prague, 1779.
(3888)Trompe in 13-ft E♭.Couesnon, Paris, 1957.
(5724)Parforce horn in 13-ft E♭.A. Wolfram, Markneukirchen, probably 1980s {13796}.
(3090)Cor Trompette [natural horn in trumpet form] in 13-ft E♭.Couesnon, Paris, 1929.
(5966)Trompe Dampierre [hunting horn] in 14-ft D.Rodes, Lyon, 19th century.
(2161)Trompe Dauphine [hunting horn] in 14-ft D.Le Brun, Paris, 1721.
(3494)Trompe de chasse in 14-ft D.Lecomte, Paris, 1906(?).
(3605)Trompe de chasse in 14-ft D, 6-coil.Périnet, Paris, mid 19th century.
(6037)Trompe de chasse in 14-ft D, 9-coil.Gautrot, Paris, late 19th century.
(3834)Trompe de chasse in 14-ft D, 9-coil.Vaseillière, Charleville, Belgium, probably early 20th century.
(3873)Trompe de Lorraine in 14-ft D.Raoux, Paris, late 19th century {75}.
(3519)Trompe de chasse basse [natural horn] in 14-ft D.Couesnon, Paris, 1923.
(5754)Trompe de chasse basse [natural horn] in 14-ft D.Couesnon, Paris, mid 20th century.
(5710)Trompe de chasse contrebasse in 28-ft D.Millereau, Paris, c 1900.
(2627)Natural horn in E♭.Nicholas Winkings, London, c 1740.
(2492)Natural horn in D.Nicholas Winkings, London, c 1760.
(2493)Natural horn in D.Nicholas Winkings, London, c 1740.
(3296)Orchestral hand horn, master crooks and couplers.John Christopher Hofmaster, London, c 1760.
(3297)Orchestral hand horn, master crooks and couplers.John Christopher Hofmaster, London, c 1760.
(2887)Orchestral hand horn, master crooks and couplers.anon, probably England, late 18th century.
(2888)Orchestral hand horn, master crooks and couplers.anon, probably England, late 18th century.
(203)Orchestral hand horn, master crooks and couplers.W. Sandbach, London, 1810-1830.
(4668)Orchestral hand horn, terminal crook.Courtois neveu, Paris, c 1840.(Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection)
(531)Orchestral hand horn, terminal crook.Kretzschmann, Strasbourg, c 1830.
(4670)Orchestral hand horn, terminal crook.Circa 1900.(Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection)
(6144)Cor solo.Marcel Auguste Raoux, Paris, 1823.
(3363)Omnitonic horn.Charles Sax, Brussels, c 1825 {5315}.
(490)Sectional horn in C etc.John Köhler, London, February 1856.
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Valve Horns: two-valve
(205)Orchestral horn, 2-valve.Thomas Key, London, 1830-1840.
(204)Orchestral horn, 2-valve.Johannes Gottfried Kersten, Dresden, Saxony, c 1830.
(1714)Valved horn in F, 2-valve.Ellard, Dublin, 1835-40.
(6552)Cor d'harmonie [orchestral horn], 2-valve.Guichard, Paris, 1835-43.
(207)Cor Sauterelle [orchestral horn], 2-valve.J.C. Labbaye, Paris, late 1860s to c 1885.
(2504)Cor d'harmonie [orchestral horn], 2-valve.Antoine Courtois, Paris, 1889-1904.
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Valve Horns: three-valve
(3117)Ventilwaldhorn [valved horn] in F, three-valve single.W. Beck, Creuzburg, c 1855.
(6553)French horn in F, 3 finger-slide valves.Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co, London, 1869 {1462}.
(533)Valved horn, 3-valve, inventionshorn crooking.Boosey & Co, London, 1879 {23994}.
(867)Ventilwaldhorn [valve horn], 3-valve.F. Schlott, Leipzig, c 1875.
(209)Ventilwaldhorn [valve horn] in F, 3-valve.anon, North Europe: German or possibly Austrian, 2nd half 19th century.
(6656)Ventilwaldhorn [valve horn] in F, 3-valve.Leopold Uhlmann & Sohn, Vienna, 1874-1900, probably 1877-79.
(4461)Ventilwaldhorn [Vienna horn], 3-valve.Daniel Fuchs, Vienna, late 19th century.
(2155)Ventilwaldhorn [Vienna horn], 3-valve.A.H. Rott, Prague, Bohemia, c 1900.
(2724)Cor d'harmonie [orchestral horn] in F, 3-valve.Unknown (Gautrot / Raoux / Sax ?), Paris, mid 19th century.
(2859)Ventilwaldhorn [valved horn] in F etc, 3-valve, inventionshorn crooking.J. Altrichter, Frankfurt an der Oder, late 19th century.
(3702)Orchestral horn in F/E♭, 3 valves.Finke, Reichenberg, c 1900.
(206)Orchestral horn, 3-valve.J.C. Labbaye, Paris, 1857-1871.
(4671)Orchestral horn, 3-valve.Gautrot, Paris, p 1845, probably c 1875.(Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection)
(1124)Orchestral horn, 3-valve.Millereau, Paris, 1879-1898.
(3198)Cor d'harmonie [orchestral horn], 3-valve, ascending 3rd piston.Raoux / Millerau, Paris, c 1880.
(3160)Cor Sauterelle [valved horn], 3-valve, ascending 3rd piston.Buffet Crampon, Paris, 1913 {3993}.
(4276)Orchestral horn, 3-valve.F. Besson, London, 1869 {9993}.
(208)Orchestral horn, 3-valve.Rudall Carte, London, c 1893 {3543}.
(865)Valved horn, 3-valve.Hawkes & Son, London, c 1903 {18020}.
(847)Orchestral horn, 3-valve.C. Mahillon, Brussels, c 1900.
(1874)Orchestral horn in F, hand horn with detachable valves.C. Mahillon, Brussels or London, 1878 - c 1900.
(532)Valved horn, 3-valve.Boosey & Co, London, 1925 {124515}.
(1867)Valved horn, 3-valve.Boosey & Co, London, 1926 {125099}.
(4092)Valved horn, 3-valve.R.J. Ward, Liverpool, {55598}.
(6390)French horn in F / E♭, 3-valve conical bore.Rudall Carte, London, 1907 {5607}.
(6216)French horn in F / E♭, 3-valve conical bore.E.A. Couturier & Co, La Porte, Indiana, 1922-29, probably c 1923 {6170}.
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Bell-forward and Bell-up Horns
(6578)French horn in 12-ft F, bell-forward model.Julius Altrichter, Frankfurt a/O, 1883-85.
(5870)Marching french horn in 9-ft B♭, 3-valve.Getzen, Elkhorn, 2nd half 20th century {G4464}.
(4218)Marching french horn in 9-ft B♭, 3-valve.Holton, Elkhorn, 1980 {558949}.
(4258)French-horn bugle in 11-ft G, 2-valve.Getzen, Elkhorn, c 1980 {F20477}.
(4593)Cor en forme de saxhorn, in 13-ft E♭, 3-valve.Probably France, late 19th or early 20th century.
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Valve Horns: four-valve
(6137)French horn in F + B♭, 4 valves, compensating double.Eduard Kruspe, Erfurt, 1906-1919.
(3610)French horn in F + Bb, compensating double.Sold by John Grey, Italy, c 1950.
(3201)French horn in F + Bb, compensating double.Lidl, Brno, Czechoslovakia, probably 1960-1980 {68233}.
(4219)French horn in F + B♭, compensating double.Parrot, China, late 20th century {64258}.
(6415)Double horn in|(F + B♭) and (F + A), full double.
(1804)Double horn in (F + B♭) and (F + A), full double.Alexander, Mainz, 1st half of 20th century.
(3441)Double horn in F + B♭, ascending 3rd valve.Couesnon, Paris, c 1914 {14697}.
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Wagner tubas and Cornophones
(6033)Cornophone cornettito in B♭.F. Besson, London, c 1893 {45232}.
(3050)Cornophone alto in F / E♭.Besson, Paris, c 1888 {41187}.
(6191)Cornophone alto [alto cornophone] in E♭.Fontaine Besson, Paris, c  1903 {65555}.
(3758)Cornophone tenor in C, 4 valves.Besson, Paris, c 1890 {44484}.
(4509)Cornophone tenor in C, 4 valves.Besson, Paris, soon after 1905 {73036}.
(4208)Cornophone contrebasse in E♭ / D.F. Besson, Paris, c 1892-3 {50046}.
(2515)Wagner tuba in B♭.Alexander, Mainz, early 1930s.
(2854)Wagner tuba in B♭.Alexander, Mainz, early 1930s.
(5892)Wagner tuba in F.Moritz, Berlin, c 1912 - 1918.
(2855)Wagner tuba in F.Alexander, Mainz, early 1930s.
(2516)Wagner tuba in F.Alexander, Mainz, early 1930s.
(1677)Wagner tuba in F.R. Schopper, Leipzig, c 1925 {14623}.
(5833)Wagner tuba in F.Mahillon, Brussels, c 1900.
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Miscellaneous french horn-related items
(3120)3 crooks: horn, for A, A♭, D. 
(3121)2 crooks: horn, for A♭, F. 
(3122)2 crooks: horn, for G, E♭. 
(3123)2 crooks: horn, for E, C. 
(703)Crook: horn, for A.{12572}.
(3157)Crook: horn, for A. 
(3124)Crook: horn, for A♭. 
(3125)Crook: horn, for A♭. 
(3126)Crook: horn, for A♭. 
(3127)Crook: horn, for A♭. 
(3128)Crook: horn, for G. 
(3129)Crook: horn, for G. 
(3130)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3131)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3132)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3133)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3134)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3135)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3136)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3137)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3138)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3139)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3140)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3141)Crook: horn, for F. 
(3142)Crook: horn, for E. 
(3143)Crook: horn, for E. 
(3144)Crook: horn, for E. 
(3145)Crook: horn, for E♭. 
(3146)Crook: horn, for E♭. 
(3147)Crook: horn, for E♭. 
(3148)Crook: horn, for E♭. 
(3149)Crook: horn, for E♭. 
(3150)Crook: horn, for D. 
(3151)Crook: horn, for D. 
(3152)Crook: horn, for D. 
(2459)Crook: horn, for D. 
(4673)Crook: horn, for D. (Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection)
(3153)3 couplers: horn. 
(3154)Coupler: probably gives B♭ basso with C crook. 
(3155)Coupler: gives B♭ basso with C crook. 
(3156)4 slide crooks for inventionshorn. 
(3298)Mute for hand horn.Mid 18th century.
(2298)Mute for french horn, cone mute.Henry Keat, London, c 1900.
(3614)Mute for french horn, cone mute.Henry Keat, London, c 1900.
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