Hillyard B-FlatA Cornet

Hillyard B-Flat/A Cornet

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This cornet was made by William Hillyard in London, England around 1886 to 1893. It is a B-flat/A cornet, Howard Reynolds model, made of nickel plated brass with 3 piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

HOWARD REYNOLD'S MODEL
TESTED
& APPROVED
BY THIS ARTIST
SPECIALLY
MANUFACTURED BY
W. HILLYARD
167 High Holborn
London
FOR THE CHICAGO MUSIC COMPY

Howard Reynolds (d.1898) was a prominent cornetist in London in the mid to late 19th century. This cornet model was name after Reynolds and made by Hillyard for the Chicago Music Company.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cornet
date made
1886-1893
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
cornet: 12 1/2 in x 5 in x 7 1/4 in; 31.75 cm x 12.7 cm x 18.415 cm
longest receiver: 6 7/16 in x 1 1/8 in x 7/16 in; 16.35125 cm x 2.8575 cm x 1.11125 cm
mouthpiece: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 6.0325 cm x 2.69875 cm
overall: 12 1/2 in x 5 in x 7 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 12.7 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
1991.0280.01
catalog number
1991.0280.01
accession number
1991.0280
Credit Line
Gift of Arabel Wycoff Cammann Johnston in memory of Margaret Carpenter Camman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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