Meredith B-Flat Cornet


This cornet was made by Z. Albert Meredith in Marion, Ohio around 1912 to 1915. It is a B-flat cornet, Open Tone model serial #3319, made of silver plated brass with 3 patented piston valves of a modified Périnet design having two valve loops for each valve. The extra valve loops are to compensate for supposed difference in resistance between open notes and the valve notes, rather than pitch compensation. This cornet is engraved:

Marion, O.

This cornet features two patents issued to Meredith:

United States Patent #939285, November 9, 1909, for a cornet.
United States Patent #1040372, October 8, 1912, for a cornet.

Date Made: 1909-1915

Maker: Meredith, Z. Albert

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Aid

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Robert Erickson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.70.06Catalog Number: 70.06Accession Number: 287589

Object Name: cornet

Physical Description: brass (overall material)silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 in x 5 in x 7 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 12.7 cm x 19.05 cmoverall: 14 3/4 in x 8 11/16 in x 4 7/8 in; 37.465 cm x 22.06625 cm x 12.3825 cm


Record Id: nmah_606411

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