Holton B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by Frank Holten & Co. in Elkhorn, Wisconsin in 1921. It is a B-flat cornet, Holton-Clarke model serial #57825, made of silver plated brass with 3 piston valves.

The cornet is inscribed on the bell:

HOLTON-CLARKE MODEL [/] MADE BY [/] Frank Holton & Co. [/] ELKHORN [/] WISC.

and on the second valve:
FRANK HOLTON & CO. ELKHORN, WIS. [/] 57825

This cornet is named after prominent American cornet player and composer, Herbert Lincoln Clarke (1867-1945). The Clark archival collection is at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1921
maker
Holten & Co., Frank
Frank Holten & Co.
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 11.43 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 15 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 16.51 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
MI.70.05
catalog number
70.05
accession number
287589
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Erickson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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