Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by the Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory in Boston, Massachusetts around 1900 to 1904. It is a B-flat/A cornet, Ne Plus Ultra model serial #15523, made of silver plated brass with 3 Périnet piston valves with mother-of-pearl finger buttons. This cornet is accessioned with a period wooden case covered with black leather lined with purple plush and trimmed with nickel plated brass. The cornet is engraved:

1 [/] NE PLUS ULTRA [/] Made [/] by the [/] BOSTON [/] Musical Instrument [/] MANUFACTURY

Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory was formed when the E.G. Wright Company and Graves & Company merged in 1869. By 1902, the company name was changed to the Boston Musical Instrument Company.
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date made
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
overall: 13 in x 5 in x 8 in; 33.02 cm x 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm
cornet: 12 3/8 in x 8 in x 4 15/16 in; 31.4325 cm x 20.32 cm x 12.54125 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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