Standard Band Instrument Co. B-FlatA Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by the Vega/Standard Band Instrument Co. in Boston, Massachusetts around 1910 to 1920. It is a B-flat/A cornet, serial #1273, made of silver plated brass with 3 piston valves. This cornet features a tuning slide enabling the player to quickly change pitch from B-flat to A. This cornet is engraved:

VEGA [/] Made [/] in the [/] Standard [/] Band Inst. Co. [/] 62 Sudbury St. [/] BOSTON

The Vega Company of Boston purchased the Standard Band Instrument Company in 1909, and continued to make brass instruments under the Vega and Standard names into the early 20th century.
Currently not on view
date made
Vega Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
overall: 12 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 32.385 cm x 12.065 cm x 16.51 cm
cornet: 12 7/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 5 1/16 in; 32.7025 cm x 18.415 cm x 12.85875 cm
mouthpiece: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 6.0325 cm x 2.69875 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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