SUDROPHONE BARYTON BY FRANCOIS SUDRE
Sudrophone baryton by François SUDRE made in Paris (France) circa 1892.
Brass conical bore, three Perinet valves and a device unique to sudrophone on bell a silk menbrane adjustable with a screw to add a buzzing effect.
Engraved on a german silver shield : (horn) / Modèle Déposé
/ 83 MEDAILLES & BREVETS (in a ribbon) / SUDROPHONE BARYTON / UT ET SI b / F. SUDRE / DIPLOME D'HONNEUR / 13, Boulevard Rochechouart / FACTEUR DU CONSERVATOIRE ET DE L'ARMEE / A PARIS
and BREVETE in a german silver ovale block on the kazoo.
Valves numbered: 7 / 8 / 9 and in an ovale on the second valve : PERCE 7 / F.S. / BREVETE / N° 1720
Overall heigth : 866 mm
Diameter of the bell : 160 mm
This instrument belongs to a family of valved instruments from soprano to contrabass, invented by François SUDRE ( 1844 - 1912 ) and patented in 1892 ( # 219518).
Acoustically these resemble the saxhorns.