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date: 23 August 2019

Belloneon [bellonion](from Lat. Bellona, goddess of war)locked


[bellonion](from Lat. Bellona, goddess of war)

A mechanical instrument built by Johann Gottfried Kaufmann and his son Friedrich of Dresden about 1805. It sounded a trumpet fanfare by means of 24 free reeds (reportedly with resonators in the form of ‘reversed trumpets’) which could be played piano or forte; a crescendo and flourishes could be obtained on two connected kettledrums. A model that played all the regimental marches of the Prussian cavalry was built for the King of Prussia....

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