B-flat Circular Cornet

B-flat Circular Cornet

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Description (Brief)

This cornet was made by an unknown maker in the United States or Germany, around 1850 to 1900. It is a B-flat circular cornet made of nickel silver and has 5 string side-action rotary valves.

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Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 15 in x 5 in x 12 in; 38.1 cm x 12.7 cm x 30.48 cm
overall: 17 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in x 5 1/16 in; 44.45 cm x 26.035 cm x 12.85875 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Weston D. Bayley
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National Museum of American History
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