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date: 18 November 2019


  • Bruno Kampmann


Small gourd-shaped brass receptacle that screws onto the bottom curve of the crook or mouthpipe of certain wind instruments, to drain condensation water and saliva. First used on the basse d’harmonie, a ‘new ophicleide’ patented by Sautermeister in 1827, it is mainly found in France in the second quarter of the 19th century on some ...

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