Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by an unknown maker, in Europe around 1840-1850. This cornet is made of brass with an engraved nickel silver bell garland, and has 3 Stölzel piston valves. The cornet is accessioned with 7 terminal crooks: B-flat, A, A-flat, G, F, E, and E-flat.

Heinrich Stölzel (1777-1844), a German horn player is best known for making some of the earliest valves for brass instruments in 1814.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1840-1850
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 12.3 cm; 26.67 cm x 12.065 cm x 19.05 cm x 4 27/32 in
cornet: 10 1/2 in x 8 in x 4 13/16 in; 26.67 cm x 20.32 cm x 12.22375 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0160
accession number
256636
catalog number
65.0160
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Leonard Wallis
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Cornets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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