This cornet was made around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a side action, long pattern E-flat cornet made of nickel plated brass and has 3 string rotary valves. This cornet has an engraved medallion:
Brass instruments bearing the medallion of J. Howard Foote were likely made for him by the firm of John Stratton or other factories in New York City.
John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold as a cornet (#5017), for $14.50.
- Currently not on view
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- United States: New York, New York
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- nickel (overall material)
- overall: 13 1/4 in x 7 in x 4 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.795 cm
- overall: 13 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 16.51 cm x 10.795 cm
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- Credit Line
- Gift of J. Howard Foote
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- Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
- Music & Musical Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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