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.Inscribed on the bell:
Frank Holton & Co.
(and on the second valve):
FRANK HOLTON & CO. ELKHORN, WIS.
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.
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