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Standard Band Instrument Co. B-FlatA Cornet

Standard Band Instrument Co. B-Flat/A Cornet

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Description (Brief)

This cornet was made by the Vega/Standard Band Instrument Co. in Boston, Massachusetts around 1910 to 1920. It is a B-flat/A cornet, serial #1273, made of silver plated brass with 3 piston valves. This cornet features a tuning slide enabling the player to quickly change pitch from B-flat to A. This cornet is engraved:

in the
Band Inst. Co.
62 Sudbury St

The Vega Company of Boston purchased the Standard Band Instrument Company in 1909, and continued to make brass instruments under the Vega and Standard names into the early 20th century.

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Object Name
date made
Vega Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
overall: 12 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 32.385 cm x 12.065 cm x 16.51 cm
cornet: 12 7/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 5 1/16 in; 32.7025 cm x 18.415 cm x 12.85875 cm
mouthpiece: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 6.0325 cm x 2.69875 cm
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accession number
catalog number
serial number
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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