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I t is the purpose o f th is d issertation to present the resu lts of a detailed examination made by th is author of fo rty -th re e nineteenthcentury B ritish brass instruments from the C ollection — s lid e trumpets, a hand horn, keyed bugles, an ophicleide, an a l t horn, cornopeans, cornets, a trumpet, a flugelhorn, a French horn, a lto horns, tenor horns, trombones, and tubas — made by the leading nineteenth-century B ritis h makers: Besson, B ilto n , Boosey, G a rre tt, Grayson, Higham, Kohler, M e tzle r, Pace, and R iviere & Hawkes.