Geyer Schmidt Double Horn - Serial #: N/A

A Schmidt-style professional model double French horn in F/Bb.

$6,750.00

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*Raw brass, polished brass, and unlacquered instruments and mouthpieces will tarnish quickly and may not arrive with a flawless finish. This is a natural property of raw brass, which will develop a rich golden-brown patina over time.

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Description

Upon immigrating to the US, Mr. Geyer worked for Richard Wunderlich in Chicago. He assembled scores of the classic Schmidt model horns before Mr. Wunderlich retired around 1920.

This unique horn shows the evolution of Geyer’s skills as he developed his own style. It features identical bracing and classic traits of the Wunderlich horns, along with characteristic Geyer craftsmanship. The distinctive “pigtail” loop in the F tubing allows for easy emptying of water, unlike most Schmidt models.

The bell is stamped “C. Geyer Chicago”: Mr. Geyer sometimes stamped his name (usually on an experimental or development model), rather than paying to have a horn engraved!  We’ve no explanation for the reversed F and Bb ranks of slide crooks, but this design finds precedent in examples from Sprinz of Berlin and horns by Lorenzo Sansone.

This horn has been authenticated as genuine Geyer by Dale Clevenger, Ron Pinc, and Paul Navarro. It is in superb original condition, with evidence of a valve rebuild sometime in its past. Compression is quite good (Houghton Horns will provide the Magnehelic pressure rating on request).

Production date: Circa 1920

 

 

Specifications

Type

Double Horn F/Bb

Body

Yellow Brass

Bell

Yellow Brass

Bell Size

Medium

Bell Type

Fixed 

Finish

Unlacquered 

Lever Action

String; Thumb piston valve

Leadpipe

Yellow Brass

Bore Size

11.9 mm (.468")

Valve Rotors

Solid Brass

Valve Casing

Nickel Silver

Number of Valves

4

Finger Hook

Fixed

Thumb Lever

Thumb piston valve

Hand Rest

None

Water Keys

1, Amado

Weight

TBD

Mouthpiece

None

Case

None

Additional information

Weight 5.1 lbs
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 13 in

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