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date: 14 November 2019



Vertical trombone in F with a compass of at least four octaves, invented by Giovacchino Bimboni (1810–95) of Florence in 1850, further developed and exhibited at Vienna in 1873 (an example is at Its looped tubing is fitted with seven rotary valves connected in series, five of which lower the pitch by a whole tone and two of which lower it by a semitone. The rod-axle key spatulas are arranged in a woodwind-like columnar pattern. Bimboni and his brother Giovanni (...

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