B-FlatA Henry Pourcelle Cornet

B-Flat/A Henry Pourcelle Cornet

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Description (Brief)

This cornet was made around 1889 to 1891 and by sold by C, Bruno & Son in New York. It is a B-flat/A cornet made of brass with 3 Périnet piston valves and accessioned with a period black painted coffin case lined with red fabric. This cornet is engraved:

[Pourcelle logo]
Henry Pourcelle

Henry Pourcelle was the trade name for cornets imported by C. Bruno & Son in New York. This cornet was likely manufactured by Bohland & Fuchs in Austria. This cornet is typical of the very inexpensive piston cornets sold by American musical instrument dealers.

Currently not on view
date made
Pourcelle, Henry
C. Bruno & Son
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 32.9 cm x 11 cm; x 12 15/16 in x 4 5/16 in
bell: 13 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 33.02 cm x 14.605 cm x 11.1125 cm
tubing: 10 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 in; 27.6225 cm x 15.875 cm x 5.08 cm
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accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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