Courtois B-FlatA Cornet
Courtois B-Flat/A Cornet
This cornet was made by the Antoine Courtois & Mille in Paris, France around 1880 to 1895. It is B-flat/A cornet, Arbuckle model, made of silver plated brass with 3 piston valves with mother-of-pearl finger buttons and tuning shanks and crooks.
This cornet model is named after Scottish immigrant, Matthew Arbuckle (1828-1883), a prominent cornet player of the era. His cornet instruction book containing instructions, exercises, lessons, and arrangements, Arbuckle’s Complete Cornet Method was published in 1866 and is still used today.
This cornet bears inscriptions of Courtois and J. Howard Foote. J. Howard Foote, musical instrument dealer in New York and Chicago, was the sole Courtois importer in the United States in the 1880s and 1890s.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- Antoine Courtois & Mille
- place made
- France: Île-de-France, Paris
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- silver (overall material)
- cornet: 12 3/8 in x 5 1/16 in x 7 5/8 in; 31.4325 cm x 12.85875 cm x 19.3675 cm
- mute: 4 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 11.1125 cm x 6.35 cm
- mouthpiece: 2 5/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 5.87375 cm x 2.69875 cm
- receiver: 7 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 2.8575 cm x 1.27 cm
- overall: 12 1/2 in x 5 in x 6 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 12.7 cm x 16.51 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Harry B. Steven
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- Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
- Music & Musical Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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