Schetlich B-Flat Cornet

Schetlich B-Flat Cornet

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This cornet was made by Heinrich Wilhelm Schetlich in Baltimore, Maryland around 1880 to 1899. It is a B-flat cornet made of silver plated brass with 3 piston valves. This cornet is accessioned with an original black wooden case and tuning slides and bits. It is engraved:

H.W. Schetlich

Heinrich Wilhelm Schetlich, (1832-1921) immigrated from Germany with his family in 1857. Schetlich first worked in the musical instrument firm of Charles W. Kummer (1819-1896) from 1860 to 1879. Henry W. Schetlich continued making instruments on his own for another 20 years and was later joined by his sons, Frederick B. (1867-1906), and Charles (1873 - 1950). Fredeick was a noted musician in Baltimore. Charles later taught music and sold instruments for others.

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Object Name
date made
Schetlich, Henry W.
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
overall: 11 3/4 in x 5 in x 7 in; 29.845 cm x 12.7 cm x 17.78 cm
cornet: 11 3/4 in x 7 in x 4 7/8 in; 29.845 cm x 17.78 cm x 12.3825 cm
mouthpiece: 2 1/4 in x 1 1/16 in; 5.715 cm x 2.69875 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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