Solid Pewter Fire Trumpet with Gold Braided Cord

$927.00

As more American volunteer fire fighting companies began to form during the late 18th century, a need emerged for better organized efforts in combating conflagrations. Engineers and officers would use “speaking trumpets” to amplify their voices over the noise and commotion of a fire scene to direct the company in effectively fighting the blaze. Two trumpet variants are reflected in the collection: plain and functional “working” trumpets that were actively used at fires, and highly decorated “presentation” trumpets. Presentation trumpets were awarded to firefighters in honor of their service, or between fire companies during visits, competitions, and musters. (Americanhistory.se.edu)

Description

TRUMPET ONLY, stand sold separately. 

AT15 8″ x 19″

Solid Pewter Fire Trumpet with Gold Braided Cord

Marco

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Color

Gold, Silver

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