B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a B-flat cornet made of nickel plated brass and has 3 string side-action rotary valves. This cornet has an engraved medallion:

J. [/] H. [lyre] F. [/] NY&C

Brass instruments bearing the medallion of J. Howard Foote were likely made for him by the firm of John Stratton or other factories in New York City.
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel (overall material)
overall: 13 1/4 in x 7 in x 4 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.795 cm
overall: 13 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 16.51 cm x 10.795 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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