The  Martin horn collection 

Horns Mell.JPG (71216 bytes)

Martin baritone 16 X3.JPG (62693 bytes)

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Martin 8 alto.JPG (26202 bytes) Martin 16 alto.JPG (40752 bytes) Martin 16 alto 3.JPG (40453 bytes) .Martin 4 chord b.JPG (33488 bytes) Martin 4 chord a.JPG (17129 bytes)
8 note alto 16 horn alto 2 chord 5 horns
Martin 16 a.JPG (40614 bytes) Martin 16 c.JPG (35017 bytes) Martin 16 chord.JPG (28724 bytes) Martin 8 treble.JPG (36943 bytes) Martin 4 treble.JPG (25410 bytes)
16 horn. 4 valve with semi tones 16 horns 3 valve, chord playing 8 note  treble 4 horn treble
Mh bass curve 1.JPG (33181 bytes) Mh bass curve2 .JPG (30684 bytes) Martin bass4 bass 2.JPG (44201 bytes) Martin bass4 bass.JPG (37145 bytes)

Martin baritone 16.JPG (30355 bytes)

4 horn bass, wrap around. 4 notes

4 horn bass

16 horned baritone   1.2 metres tall


 Martin signal horns... schallmei. Valved free reed multi- horned . The company originally produced railway horns . Then a 4 horned car horn, this was then given valves to use as a basic musical instrument. Originally produced from 1907. Popularised as a band instrument in the 1920s by the German communist party. There are still bands playing these in Germany. 

Photos: Right Communist party 1920s-30s ?. Below left 1970s band. Below right Midget band circa 1910

Car horn 4 bell.JPG (24168 bytes)

Other companies made multi car horns. The four horn from Belgium 1909

Martin 4 2 tone.JPG (22543 bytes)

Two tone sports signal horn

Schalmei ( Baß, Sopran, Alt, Bariton, Begleitung)

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