This cornet was made by an unknown maker in Europe around 1880-1900. It is a B-flat cornet made of brass with 3 piston valves.

This cornet was used by Fritz A. Blomberg (1864-1938), who immigrated from Kristinsham, Sweden to the United States on the Prussian Line, with ports of departure from Glasgow, Scotland and Moville and Galway, Ireland. The ship arrived in Boston on July 25, 1892. Passenger and Crew lists for the Prussian Line indicate that Fritz A. Blomberg could read and write and his occupation was a cigar maker. Blomberg received his American citizenship on November 25, 1903. According to relatives, Fritz A. Blomberg was prominent in music circles in the Boston area.

Date Made: 1880-1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Europe

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Credit Line: Gift of Vincent S. and Patricia D. Pettinato in Memory of John and Elsa Swanson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0322.02Catalog Number: 1990.0322.02Accession Number: 1990.0322

Object Name: cornet

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 4 15/16 in x 7 3/16 in; 31.75 cm x 12.54125 cm x 18.25625 cmoverall: 12 1/2 in x 5 in x 6 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 12.7 cm x 16.51 cm


Record Id: nmah_606969

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