Saturday, January 9, 2016

French and Indian War Horn by Steve Boyleston

A French & Indian War horn based on the art work of three horns in John Dumonts book. This horn is not a copy. The horn is 15 1/2" long and 2 1/2" across the base plug. It is a lobed horn that cracked. It is repaired by using handmade copper staples then tar and pine pitch was coated inside and out. The base plug was reinstalled and sealed with the same sealer which dries as hard as a rock. Many old horns were repaired this way. The horn has some Lake George border in several places with the towns being Philadelphia, New York, Albany and Boston. The early style alphabet is on one side. It is dated 1760 as were the original horns.  The spout was darkened like the early horns from the book. The color of the horn is the natural with the art work it makes for a good background.

Copy and photos supplied by Steve Boyleston.

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