Boston Musical Instrument Manufactoty B-FlatA Cornet

Boston Musical Instrument Manufactoty B-Flat/A Cornet

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Description (Brief)

This cornet was made by Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory in Boston, Massachusetts around 1878 to 1880. It is a B-flat/A cornet made of silver plated brass with 3 piston valves. The cornet is engraved:

Made
by the
BOSTON
Musical Instrument
Manufy.

Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory was formed when the E.G. Wright Company and Graves & Company merged in 1869. By 1902, the company name was changed to the Boston Musical Instrument Company.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cornet
date made
1878-1880
maker
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 5 in x 7 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 12.7 cm x 18.415 cm
cornet: 12 in x 7 11/16 in x 5 in; 30.48 cm x 19.52625 cm x 12.7 cm
accessories box: 1 5/8 in x 8 3/16 in x 2 7/16 in; 4.1275 cm x 20.79625 cm x 6.19125 cm
ID Number
1985.0017.02
accession number
1985.0017
catalog number
1985.0017.02
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Cornets
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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