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Original French WWI Clarion Bugle by Couesnon Dated 1913

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Original Item: Only One Available. The Couesnon company was started in 1827, outside of Paris. Cousenon was located in Paris in 1882 by Amedee Couesnon the son-in-law of Gautrot Aine. In 1883, it was called Couesnon, Gautrot et Cie, and from 1888, Couesnon et Cie. By 1896 they had a workforce of 200.

By 1911, Couesnon had expanded to eleven factories and more than 1000 workers. During this time the products were highly sought after and were played by many virtuosos. A 1913 catalog lists the models from best to worst: Modele Monopole, Opera AN, Armee BN, Armee GNM, Cantional BO, Universel CGO, and Model SO.

This French Army issue clarion is constructed of brass and is beautifully marked on the bell with the Couesnon name and the flaming bomb at the bottom of the logo. When this is present, the number in side of the bomb is the year of manufacture, in this case it is 13, for 1913.

Horn is offered in good condition with decorative weed cord wrap which is consistent with use by the French army during the Great War. A wonderful genuine example that will give some color and sound to your collection.

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