Boland & Fuchs C Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by Bohland & Fuchs in Kraslice (Graslitz), Bohemia, around 1920 to 1938. It is a C cornet, American Student model, made of silver plated brass, and has 3 piston valves with mother-of-pearl buttons. This instrument has been crudely altered from a B-flat cornet to a C cornet. The cornet is engraved:

AMERICAN [/] STUDENT [/] Made by [/] Bohland & Fuchs [/] Bohemia

American Student was a trade name used by The Chicago Musical Instrument Company for instruments made by Bohland & Fuchs.

Bohland & Fuchs was founded in 1870 by Gustavus Bohland and Martin Fuchs and flourished until 1945.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1920-1938
maker
Bohland & Fuchs
place made
Česká Republika: Západočeský, Kraslice
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 46.99 cm x 10.795 cm x 13.97 cm
overall: 18 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 46.6725 cm x 11.1125 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
MI.72.19
catalog number
72.19
accession number
297966
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Erickson
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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