Gautier CB-FlatA Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made around 1918 to 1923 and by sold by Lyon & Healy in Chicago, Illinois. It is a B-flat/A/C cornet, Virtuoso model serial #20746, made of silver plated brass with gold plate inside the bell, and has 3 piston valves with mother-of-pearl finger buttons. This cornet has an extra tuning slide for low pitch. It is engraved:

Henri Gautier [/] Virtuoso

Henri Gautier was a trade name used by Lyon & Healy of Chicago.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Gautier, Henri
Lyon & Healy
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 in; 41.91 cm x 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm
cornet: 16 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in x 7 5/16 in; 41.91 cm x 11.7475 cm x 18.57375 cm
slide: 4 1/2 in x 2 13/16 in x 13/16 in; 11.43 cm x 7.14375 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
MI.72.22
catalog number
72.22
accession number
297966
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Erickson
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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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