Instrument Development – from Kayla Nelson’s wonderful hornhistory.com site.
Instrument (i.e. horn) Makers – list on the IHS web site
Carl Geyer – a reminiscence by Tom Bacon
Early American Brass Makers, book by Robert Eliason
Horn Manufacturers – Erin Schmidt has compiled a page of many horn manufacturers that compares alloy, bore, and price (plus comments). Nice work!
Dissertation: McLaughlin, Brian James. “American Horn Making in the Twentieth Century.” D.M.A. Essay, University of Iowa, 1998.
Excellent video portrait of Engelbert Schmid (in German) about his career as a player and as an instrument maker, richly acoustically decorated with background horn ensemble music. 8′ 34″
A Horn is Born – making a natural horn
How Brass Instruments Are Built – A well-illustrated paper by Robert Pyle for the Acoustical Society of America
First Steps in Making a Horn – a wonderful, if brief, Quicktime movie showing how the process of building a horn begins.
Bernd Sandner, German master bell maker.
J. Meinlschmidt GmbH – Valvemaker to the stars…
Making a Vienna Horn – a YouTube video of Robert Engel making a Vienna horn