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(a) Earliest known trombone, a tenor in B♭ by Erasmus Schnitzer, Nuremberg, 1551 (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg); (b) Contrabass trombone in B♭ by G.N. Oller, Stockholm, 1639 (Musikhistoriska Museet, Stockholm); (c) bass trombone in E♭ (with tunilocked

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(a) Earliest known trombone, a tenor in B♭ by Erasmus Schnitzer, Nuremberg, 1551 (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg); (b) Contrabass trombone in B♭ by G.N. Oller, Stockholm, 1639 (Musikhistoriska Museet, Stockholm); (c) bass trombone in E♭ (with tuning slide in bell joint) by Wolf Wilhelm Hass, Nuremberg, first half of the 18th century (Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Berlin)...

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