Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kuhhorn, Alpenhorn, or Alphorn, a musical instrument formerly used by the Swiss to convey signals, now used by cowherds. Its length varies from 3 to 8 feet. It has a cupped mouthpiece, and the tube is nearly straight, but, curving at the end, widens into a bell. Instruments similar to this are used in Sweden, India, and South America.