Herman Schindler B-Flat Cornet

Herman Schindler B-Flat Cornet

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This cornet was made by Herman Schindler in Milwaukee, Wisconsin around 1892 to 1899. It is a B-flat cornet made of silver plated brass and has 3 piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

H. Schindler

Herman Schindler formed his musical instrument business at 316 West Water Street in Milwaukee in 1892. In the book, Milwaukee, a Half Century’s Progress, 1846-1896: A Review Of the Cream City’s Wonderful Growth and Development, indicates:

“Herman Schindler Musical Instruments. No. 316 West Water Street. This city is famous for its local special talent, and Milwaukee singing societies have a national reputation, while local orchestras and instrumental soloists no less distinguished. Some of the finest string instruments in the world are owned in Milwaukee, and Mr. Herman Schindler is known to every musician in the city. His store, at No. 316 West Water Street is a veritable shrine of music…”

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Object Name
date made
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 4 7/8 in x 7 in; 35.56 cm x 12.3825 cm x 17.78 cm
cornet: 13 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 7 in; 34.925 cm x 12.3825 cm x 17.78 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Emilie Schulz
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National Museum of American History
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