|The shoulder pad is not original, of course, nor are the mouthpiece and neck.|
|Where the bell and body connect. Note the vertical squiggly lines, which|
are to be matched up in order to have the bell in the right position.
|The horn as it comes apart.|
|Top view of the valve cluster. Having only three valves might have been a strike against it,|
which may in part explain why Sousa switched to using a Conn horn in 1898.
|Bottom view of the valve cluster - the main tuning slide curves in and under in such a way|
that digs into one's ribs. Not the best design!
|Bottom view of the valves, showing the unusual vent holes.|
|Side view of valves, showing serial number of 8800 (which is also on the bell).|
|Historically accurate neck, made by Matt Walters of Dillon Music|
(original neck and mouthpiece were lost).
|Showing detail on the tuning slides|
|Close up of the stamped brass that is found on many parts of the horn|
|Engravings on the front of the bell (note the words "Sousa" and "Phone" in the twirling ribbon. This may|
be the very first use of this term - the name Pepper gave to this horn, in order to honor Sousa.
|Engraving of Sousa toward the top of the bell. The uniform he is wearing is from the 1894 season, which|
helps to hone in on a date for when the horn was made (now confirmed as 1895).