Dick Martz,  His Collection of Horns from

Germany and Bohemia

                 
 Contents of This Collection
     Hunting Horns
     France, England, & Belgium
     Germany & Bohemia
     Vienna Horns
     Italy
     United States
A Nearly Complete List
Horn Player Biographies
A Study of C.F. Schmidt Horns
Life & Times of a Horn Player


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
anonymous
Germany?
Orchesterhorn
ca. 1800


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
anonymous
Berlin? Germany

Berliner pumpen valves
ca. 1840?


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
E. Kruspe
Erfurt, Germany

single
ca. 1870?


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Josef Wolf
Prague, Bohemia

triangular pattern valves
ca. 1860


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Josef Müller
Schönbach, Bohemia

triangular pattern valves
ca. 1880


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Kruspe
Erfurt, Germany

single
ca. 1880?


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
anonymous
Germany?

single in E
ca. 1880?


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
anonymous
Germany?

single with crooks
ca. 1885


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
anonymous
Germany

quick key change tap
ca. 1890?


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
August Bopp
Munich, Germany

single in F, B, A
ca. 1890


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Robert Schopper
Leipzig, Germany

single E (right handed)
ca. 1890

011


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
V.F Cervený
Königgratz, Bohemia
single in F
ca. 1890


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Kruspe
Erfurt, Germany

Friedrich Gumpert
ca. 1890


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Kruspe
Erfurt, Germany

single (gold brass)
ca. 1890-1905


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Kruspe
Erfurt/Leipzig, Germany

single (gold brass)
ca. 1893
093


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Kruspe
Erfurt, Germany

double D.R.G.M. 84240
1897
097


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
V.F Cervený & Sohne
Königgratz, Bohemia
F and E alto
ca. 1903


Maker:
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Model:
Year:
V.F Cervený & Sohne
Königgratz, Bohemia
F and E
ca. 1903


Maker:
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Model:
Year:
Gebr. Alexander
Mainz, Germany

single
ca. 1900


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Anton Holy
Pilsen, Bohemia

triangular pattern valves
ca 1900


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C.F. Schmidt
Berlin, Germany

single B
ca. 1903

079


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C. F. Schmidt
Berlin, Germany

Reginald Morley-Pegge
ca. 1905-1910


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C.F Schmidt
Berlin, S.W. 19, Germany

single F
ca 1905-1910

067


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C.F. Schmidt
Berlin, S.W. 19, Germany

single F
ca. 1905

064


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C.F. Schmidt
Berlin, S.W. 19, Germany

single F
ca. 1905-1910


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Friedrich Gessner
Breslau, Germany

triangular pattern valves
ca. 1905-1910


Maker:
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Model:
Year:
Willy Leonhardt
Erfurt, Germany

single F, E alto
ca. 1905-1910


Maker:
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Model:
Year:
Hans Kreul
Tübingen, Germany

single B (right-handed)
ca. 1920


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
anonymous
Bohemia?

single (right handed)
ca. 1920


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C.F. Schmidt
Weimar, Germany

Double descant in F/f
ca. 1925


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Carl Lehmann
Hamburg, Germany

compensating "Walzen"
ca. 1925


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
August Clemens Glier
Markneukirchen
single B♭(right-handed)
1930


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C.A. Wunderlich
Siebenbrunn,
Vogtland
Heubach
ca. 1930


Maker:
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Model:
Year:
Josef Lidl
Brno, Czechoslovakia

"Acustic" Walzen
ca. 1930


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
3 Crowns (Schuster?)
Markneukirchen?

F, B (right-handed)
19??


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
F. Kreisel
Posen, Germany

single F
?

040


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
C.F. Schmidt
Weimar, Germany

1934
double in F, B 


Maker:
Location:
Model:
Year:
Ed. Kruspe
Erfurt, Germany

Horner (Mason Jones)
1936


Maker:
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Model:
Year:
Gebr. Alexander
Mainz, Germany

descant B, high F
1950s


The horns of Germany and neighboring Bohemia are pretty much the opposite of the French, English, and Belgian models. In general they are of much larger bore, bell profile and diameter, and very early incorporated the rotary valve, designed and first produced (but not patented) by Friedrich Blühmel in 1828.
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