Elkhart Band Instrument Co. B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by The Elkhart Band Instrument Co. in Elkhart, Indiana around 1923 to 1936. It is a “long model” B-flat cornet, serial #14674, made of silver plated brass, and has 3 piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

THE [/] ELKHART [/] BAND INST. CO. [/] Elkhart - Indiana [/] U.S.A.

The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was formed in 1923 by Andrew Hubble Beardsley (1864-1936). In 1926, the Elkhart Band Instrument Company merged with the Buescher Band Instrument Company. After the death of Beardsley in 1936, Buescher continued using the Elkhart Band Instrument Company name on instruments until 1958.
Currently not on view
date made
Elkhart Band Instrument Co.
Elkhart Band Instrument Co.
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
overall: 16 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 41.91 cm x 11.43 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 16 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 3/16 in; 41.91 cm x 11.43 cm x 15.71625 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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


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