B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is an E-flat cornet made of silver plated brass and has 3 Périnet piston valves. This cornet has an engraved medallion:

J. [/] H. [lyre] F. [/] NY&C

Brass instruments bearing the medallion of J. Howard Foote were likely made for him by the firm of John Stratton or other factories in New York City.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1878-1882
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 4 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 10.795 cm x 16.51 cm
cornet: 12 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 31.75 cm x 18.415 cm x 12.065 cm
accessories in box: 1 9/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 5 in; 3.96875 cm x 16.51 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
MI.055608
accession number
11535
catalog number
055608
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Cornets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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