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Besson & Co. B-FlatA Cornet

Besson & Co. B-Flat/A Cornet

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Description (Brief)

This cornet was made by Besson & Co. in London, England about 1909.

It is a B-flat/A cornet, Proteano model serial #89458, made of silver plated brass with 3 piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

NEW CREATION
PROTEANO
[banner]
[logo]
BESSON & CO.
"Prototype"
198 EUSTON ROAD
LONDON
ENGLAND
CARL FISCHER
6.4th Av. N.Y.
SOLE AGENT U. STATES

Music publisher and musical instrument dealer Carl Fischer in New York was the sole sales agent in the United States for Besson instruments.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cornet
date made
1903-1909
maker
Besson & Co.
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33.3 cm x 11.8 cm; x 13 1/8 in x 4 5/8 in
overall: 13 1/16 in x 7 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 33.17875 cm x 18.415 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
1985.0017.06
accession number
1985.0017
catalog number
1985.0017.06
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Cornets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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