Horn, Coach-horn; Unknown maker; Unknown; RI.W2001.379
Horn, Coach-hornAbout this object
This is a coach-horn, an instrument used to signal the arrival of the mail coach. This one is housed in a wicker case, possibly created especially for this particular instrument.
Coach horns are often confused for post-horns which, while they perform the same function, are fundamentally different. Coach horns traditionally have a funnel-shaped bell, have a greater maximum length and were usually used on coaches drawn by four horses, whereas post-horns typically have a trumpet-like bell, often are shorter, and were mostly used with carriages pulled by two horses.
organic, vegetal, stem, cane
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, white metal
L 765 mm x dia 83 mm (horn)
L 790 mm x dia 115 mm (wicker case)
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