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Museum of Music History Musical Instruments Collection [H 84.05.]

F Helicon

Helikon (F) (Zenetörténeti Múzeum CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: Zenetörténeti Múzeum / Gombos László (CC BY-NC-SA)


Maker’s mark: J. STOWASSER Musikinstrumenten–Fabrik BUDAPEST
The helicon is derived from the saxhorn or the saxtuba. First used in the 1860s for use in Cavalry Bands, then later used in Military marching and folk brass bands.


Brass with nickel silver details


Height: 102 cm; Widht: 32 cm;

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Object from: Museum of Music History

- Since its foundation in 1969, the Institute of Music of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Sciences has been collecting objects related to the ...

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