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Post horn (Fr. cornet de poste; Ger. Posthorn; It. cornetta di postiglione)locked

  • Anthony C. Baines
  •  and David K. Rycroft


A small brass instrument used in the past by postillions and guards on mail coaches to announce the arrivals and departures and to call attention en route. Small arcuate horns were so used in France, England and Germany up to the early 17th century when instruments began to be constructed in one very small coil barely 7 cm across with a fundamental about ...

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