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From the Collection of Australian Jazz Museum Koomba Park 15 Mountain Highway Wantirna Victoria

Silvered brass trumpet and mouthpiece with slight dent on rear
L 470 mm W 120 mm on the bell
Object Registration
roger bell, silver trumpet, henry selmer
Historical information
Trumpet which belonged to Roger Emerson Bell leading jazz trumpeter and composer who was a major influence on the development of a uniquely Australian Jazz form. He played with his brother Graeme Bell and also led his own groups.
When Made
Mid 20th century
Made By
Henry Selmer
Trumpet played by Australian Jazz musician Roger Bell through the mid to late 20th century
Inscriptions & Markings
Engraved "Made by Henry Selmer - Paris Depose Grand Prix Geneve 1927 Liege 1930 Signed by maker Henry Selmer Place Dancourt, Paris Made in France" "Silver on Brass Serial # 6697 (engraved on second valve)"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:08AM