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Coach horn case

Object Number: 
1951.337b
Date: 
ca. 1892
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 52 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 133.4 x 11.7 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Leather coach horn case; flat across mouth-piece end, flared at opposite end.
Gallery Label: 
This coach horn was used on the Mail Coach Lightning. The Lightning was built for T. Suffern Tailer of New York City, from specifications obtained from the Royal Post Office, London, of the fastest Mail coach then known, the Mercury. Mr. Tailer beat the Mercury's record with his coach on a trip from Paris to Trouville, 140 miles in 10 hrs. 40 min. on July 12, 1892. The coach was presented to the donor in 1927. He won the Koch Memorial cup with it in 1929, for champion road team of America.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. Victor Loew
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group