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Kenneth G. Fiske Museum

 

Cornets

 

 

Early Cornets

B213  Cornet in Bb, August G. Guichard, Paris, ca. 1835.  Two Stölzel valves with crooks and shanks in A, Ab, G, F, Eb, and E.

B38    Cornet in Bb, Anonymous, of French origin, 1825-45.  Two Stölzel valves with crooks in G and F.

B482  Cornet in B-flat, Charles Pace, London, ca. 1845.  Three Stölzel valves.

B216  Cornopeon in Bb, Pask & Koenig, London, ca. 1850.  Three Stölzel valves with crooks in G and F and shank in A.

B448  Coronet in Bb, Pask & Koenig, London, ca. 1850. Two Stölzel valves and one Perinet valve with A shank, period mouthpiece. 

B238  Cornet in Bb, Antoine Courtois, Paris, ca. 1850.  Two Stölzel valves and one Perinet valve with crooks in Ab and G and shank in A.  Serial no. A242.

B221  Cornet in Eb, Anonymous, of French origin, ca. 1850.  It resembles a soprano saxhorn with three early-style Perinet valves.

 

Circular Cornets

B12   Cornet [Bugle] in Eb, David C. Hall, Boston, 1862-1866.  Three rotary “Allen” valves and mouthpiece engraved “D C Hall.”

B11   Cornet [Bugle] in C, attributed to John Stratton, New York, ca. 1870, engraved “Pullman Tonnelle & Co., New York.”  Three string-activated rotary valves.

B391 Cornet in Bb probably of German origin, ca. 1870.  Three string-activated rotary valves.

B399 Cornet in C, Gebrüder Hug, Zurich-Luzern, ca. 1900.  Three mechanically-activated rotary valves.  Small “Kuhlo horn.”

B53   Cornet in Bb, Bohland & Fuchs, Graslitz, ca. 1920.  Three mechanically-activated rotary valves.

 

Echo Cornets

B56    Cornet in Bb, Frederick W. Busch, New York, ca. 1880.

B55    Cornet in Bb, Boosey & Co., London, 1884, serial no. 27955.

B481  Cornet in Bb, F. Besson, London, ser. 40547, ca. 1888-89.

B285  Cornet in Bb, Higham Co., Manchester, ca. 1890.

 

Cornets in E-flat

B400  Cornet, Hall & Quinby, Boston, ca. 1860.  Side-action rotary valves.

B40    Cornet, Isaac Fiske, Worcester, ca. 1870.  Push-rod valves.

B52    Cornet of U.S. origin, ca. 1870.  Side-action rotary valves.

B211  Cornet, Antoine Courtois, Paris, ca. 1875.  Serial no. 9836.  Perinet valves.

B432  Cornet, Moses Slater, New York, ca. 1875.  Top-action rotary valves.

B47    Cornet, Boosey & Co. London, 1878, serial no. 21347.  Engraved: "Trademark Distin, Patent Light valve 20621, Wm. A. Pond Co., Sole Agents, NY".

B337  Cornet, Quinby Bros., Boston, ca. 1880.  Top-action rotary valves, engraved "REMEMBER Your Friend B.M.H."

B252  Pocket cornet of German origin ca. 1880.  Engraved: “R. Wurlitzer & Bro., Cincinnati”.  Mouthpiece by William Seefeldt.

B332  Pocket Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1885, serial no. 8308.

B383  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1890, serial no. 18057.

B177  Cornet, of German origin ca. 1890.  Engraved "Hermann Hommel".

B415  Cornet probably of German origin ca 1890.  Engraved “Lyon & Healy, Champion”.

B343  Cornet, C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1895, serial no. 33159.  One Bb shank and two A shanks.

B431  Cornet of German origin, ca. 1900.  Three rotary valves.

B456  Cornet, Salvationist Publishing and Supplies Ltd., London, ca. 1930.  “The Triumphonic, Class A.”

B457  Cornet in E-flat and C, Dominic Calicchio, Los Angeles, ca. 1975.

 

Cornets in B-flat to 1900

B160  Cornet, Hall & Quinby, Boston, 1861.  Side-action rotary valves, engraved “2 Ms. Inf. 1861”.

B168  Cornet [Valve Bugle], E.G. Wright & Co., Boston, ca. 1865.  Side-action rotary valves.

B351  Cornet, E. G. Wright, Boston, ca. 1865.  Four side-action rotary valves.  The fourth valve operated by the first finger of the left hand lowers the pitch by one-half step.

B338  Cornet, Hall & Quinby, Boston, ca. 1865.  In C and low pitch Bb with side-action rotary valves.

B398  Cornet probably of German origin, ca. 1865  Side-action rotary valves, engraved: “Lyon & Healy/Chicago”.

B361  Cornet, Gilmore & Co., Boston, ca. 1866.  Side-action rotary valves.

B218  Cornet, Distin & Co., London, 1869, serial no. 10428.  Sold to J. B. Almond and used in the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

B379  Cornet, Isaac Fiske, Worcester, ca. 1869.  Side-action rotary valves.

B209  Cornet attributed to Antoine Courtois, Paris, ca. 1870, engraved J.H.F. [John Howard Foote, New York].  Three Stölzel valves and crooks in Ab and G.

B142  Cornet, Isaac Fiske, Worcester, ca. 1870.  Push-rod valves, crook in G, shanks in Bb and A, and a high-pitch tuning slide.

B333  Cornet, John Stratton, New York, "Long model", ca. 1870.  Side-action rotary valves.

B404  Cornet probably of German origin, ca. 1870.  Side-action rotary valves, engraved: “Lyon & Healy”.

B329  Cornet, Anonymous of U.S. origin, ca. 1870.  Side-action rotary valves.

B41    Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, 1871.  Side-action rotary valves, engraved "Presented to Rufus Williams by the Haverhill Cornet Band, Feb. 17, 1871".

B42    Cornet in Bb, F. Besson, London, 1874, concertist model, ser. no.
16839.

B43    Cornet, Antoine Courtois, Paris, ca. 1875.  Shank in A, engraved "S. Arthur Chappell Sole Agent, London".  Serial no. 9360.

B235  Cornet, Halari, Paris, ca. 1875.  Shank in A and crook in Ab, engraved: "Alfred Hays, London".

B280  Cornet, Moses Slater, New York, ca. 1875.  Side-action rotary valves and patent date of 1873 stamped on the valve levers.

B372  Cornet, attributed to Schuster, Neukirchen, ca. 1875.  Side action rotary valves, engraved with a Crown and two medals marked Oporto and Philadelphia.

B474  Cornet, Isaac Fiske, Worcester, Massachusetts, ca. 1875.  Push-rod valves.

B475  Cornet in Bb, Martin & Co., New York, ca. 1875.  Side-action rotary valves.

B331  Cornet, Conn & Dupont, Elkhart, ca. 1876, serial no. 214.  Two coiled receivers, Bb shank, three mouthpiece bits, a "cushion-rimmed" mouthpiece, and a Besson model mouthpiece.

B335  Cornet, Conn & Dupont, Elkhart, ca. 1878, serial no. 415.  Two coiled receivers, one straight receiver, three mouthpiece bits,  “Pat. Jun 22, 1878”.  Wonder model mouthpiece, Conn mouthpiece.

B377  Cornet, Conn & Dupont, Elkhart, ca. 1878, serial no. 1149.  Silver-plated, engraved: “Chas. E. Millard/a present/from Brother KEN”; “Pat. Jun. 22, 1878”.

B263  Cornet, Antoine Courtois, Paris, ca. 1880.  Shank in A, Levy model.  Serial no. 10936.

B206  Pocket Cornet, Besson, London, ca. 1880, serial no. 23264.  Engraved: “Louis Schreiber, New York”.

B246  Cornet, Quinby Brothers, Boston, ca. 1880.

B336  Cornet of French origin, ca. 1880.  Crook in G.

B417  Cornet of French origin, ca. 1880.  Three Stölzel valves and Ab crook.

B381  Cornet, Ferdinand Van Cauwelaert, Brussels, ca. 1880.

B402  Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, ca. 1880.  Side-action rotary valves.

B403  Cornet probably of German origin, ca. 1880.  Side-action rotary valves, engraved: “Wurlitzer Bro., Cincinnati, O”.

B36    Pocket Cornet, Antoine Courtois, Paris, ca. 1880.  Engraved: "Tourist's Cornet; J. Howard Foote Sole US Agent New York and Chicago; Fillmore Music Co., Cincinnati, Ohio".  Serial no. 12699.

B44    Cornet, Antoine Courtois, Paris, ca. 1880.  Engraved: "Levy's Model, J. Howard Foote Sole US Agent, New York and Chicago."  Serial no. 13889.

B390  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1881, serial no. 6343.

B393  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1883, serial no. 8317.

B51    Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1884, serial no. 8169.  Two crooks one with a valve for a ½ step change, engraved: "1 Ne Plus Ultra".

B322  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1884, serial no. 10408.

B389  Cornet, S. R. Leland & Son, Worcester, ca. 1885, serial no. 238.

B217  Cornet, attributed to Gautrot, Paris, ca. 1885, serial no. 1705.  Engraved: "Henry Distin importer for J. W. Pepper, Philadelphia and New York".

B244  Cornet, Courtois & Mille, Paris, ca. 1885.  Shank in A, Arban model. 

B386  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1886, serial no. 12320.

B420  Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1887, serial no. 9331.

B385  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1888, serial no. 15048.

B382  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1888, serial no. 15344.  With a half-step rotary valve.

B409  Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1889, serial no. 10354.  Patent dates engraved for 1881 and 1883.

B50    Cornet, S. R. Leland & Son, Worcester, ca. 1890, serial no. 2579.  Two mouthpiece shanks.

B210  Cornet, Courtois & Mille, Paris, ca. 1890.  Crook in Ab and shank in A, Arban model.  Serial no. 18462.

B245  Cornet, of French origin, ca. 1890.  C slide, engraved: “George Baring & Son, London".

B297  Cornet, attributed to Gautrot, Paris, ca. 1890.  Engraved: “George Baring & Son, London, England, 1891, 1463".

B306  Cornet, E. R. Voigt, Markneukirchen, ca. 1890.

B328  Cornet, Standard Band Instrument Co., Boston, ca. 1890, serial no. 502.

B347  Cornet, A. Müller, Aachen, ca. 1890.  Side-action mechanically activated rotary valves.

B399  Cornet, Gebrüder Hug, Zürich-Luzern, ca. 1890.  Three rotary valves with mechanical action.  Called a “Kuhlo” horn.

B376  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1891, serial no. 20756.

B387  Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1891, serial no. 11271.

B350  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1893, serial no. 25924.

B317  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1893, serial no. 26306.  “Connqueror” model.

B365  Cornet, F. Besson Co., London, ca. 1893, serial no. 51613.

B37    Cornet, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1894, serial no. 12845.  Side-action string activated rotary valves.

B334  Cornet in C, Bb, and A, John Welsh Pepper, Philadelphia, ca. 1894.  Two coiled mouthpiece receivers and one straight mouthpiece receiver, Premier model.

B243  Cornet, Courtois & Mille, Paris, ca. 1895.  Shank in A, Arbuckle model.  Serial no. 18842.

B423  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1895, serial no. 33063.

B343  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1895, serial no. 33159.  One Bb shank and two A shanks.

B446  Pocket Cornet, F. Jaubert, Paris, ca. 1895.  Imported by Lyon & Healy, Chicago.

B412  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1896, serial no. 34113.

B143  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1898, serial no. .

B225  Cornet, J. W. York & Sons, Grand Rapids, ca. 1898, serial no. 7882.  “Monarch” model.

B378  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and Worcester, ca. 1899, serial no. 53817.

B375  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and New York, 1899, serial no. 66177.  Engraved: “Presented to Frank E. Hours/BY THE/NEW YORK, JERSEY CITY/Letter Carriers/Band Sept. 4th 1899”.

B419  Cornet of French origin, ca. 1899.  Engraved: “J. W. Pepper, Philadelphia, Importers”.  Serial no. 25616.  History of ownership on paper.

B39    Cornet in Bb, Anonymous, marked "Paris," 1900. Three Stölzel valves with crooks in G and F.

B46    Cornet, Lyon & Healy, Chicago, ca. 1900.  Gold-plated, with lever for changing from B-flat to A, marked “J. Neumann’s Pat. Apr. 11, 99”, engraving on bell of factory at 199-203 Wabash.

B215  Cornet, Holton [attributed], Elkhorn, ca. 1900, serial no. 2964, bit in A.

B380  Cornet, Higham Co., London, ca. 1900, serial no. 14752.  With an A crook.

B396  Cornet, Lyon & Healy, Chicago, ca. 1900.  “F” model.

B397  Cornet, Conn Co., Elkhart and New York, ca. 1900, serial no. 60560.

B314  Cornet, Hawkes & Son, London, ca. 1900.

B320  Cornet in C or B-flat of French origin, engraved “Pierre Sartel & Co., Paris”, ca. 1900.  With B-flat crook.

 

Cornets after 1900

B321  Cornet in B-flat or A, Buescher Manufacturing Co., Elkhart, ca. 1901, serial no. 407.  Epic system, silver plated with tuning mechanism, spit valve on side.

B326  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart and New York, ca. 1901, serial no. 68484.

B342  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart and New York, ca. 1901.  With one valve section, two shanks, 2 mouthpieces in a case.

B410  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1901, serial no. 69396.  Silver plated.

B208  Cornet in B-flat or A, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1905, serial no. 91935.  Silver plated, Perfected Wonder model.

B210  Cornet in B-flat, A or A-flat, Courtois & Mille, Paris, ca. 1905, serial no. 18462.  Silver plated, tuning bit in A and crook for A-flat, Arban model signed “FL”, with mouthpiece.

B239  Cornet in C, B, B-flat or A, Courtois Co., Paris, ca. 1905, serial no. 1339.  Silver plated, with two transposing valves

B274  Cornet in B-flat of Czech origin, stamped “Lamoreaux Frères”, ca. 1905.  Advertised in Sears Roebuck catalog, 1908.

B275  Cornet in B-flat of Czech origin, stamped “Marceau”, ca. 1905.  Nickel silver, advertised in Sears Roebuck catalog, 1908.

B276  Cornet in B-flat of Czech origin, stamped “M. Dupont”, ca. 1905.  Nickel plated, advertised in Sears Roebuck catalog, 1908.

B340  Cornet in B-flat, Henry Distin, Williamsport, Indiana, ca. 1905.  With two valve sections, four mouthpiece bits, two mouthpieces in case.

B418  Cornet in C, B-flat or A, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1905, serial no. 92904.  Silver plated with gold wash bell.

B437  Cornet in B-flat, Besson & Co., London, ca. 1905, serial no. 77412.  Silver plated, formerly owned by Herbert L. Clarke.

B411  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1906, serial no. 97122.  Silver plated.

B289  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1907, serial no. 105086.  Silver plated, Conn-queror or crossover model.

B327  Cornet in B-flat, J. W. Pepper, Philadelphia, ca. 1907, serial no. 49616.  Silver plated.

B339  Cornet in B-flat or A, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1907, serial no. 18010.  Silver plated with two valve sections (including one rotary half-step valve), two bits, two mouthpieces in case.

B388  Cornet in B-flat or A, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1907, serial no. 17995.  Silver plated with half-step rotary valve.

B422  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1907, serial no. 103419.  Silver plated with gold wash bell.

B427  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1907, serial no. 104797.  Silver plated Conn-queror model.

B236  Cornet in B-flat or A, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1908, serial no. .  Wonderphone model.

B424  Cornet in C, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1909, serial no. 115853.  Silver plated, New Creation model.

B45    Cornet in B-flat, Bohland & Fuchs, Graslitz, ca. 1910.

B53    Cornet in E-flat, Bohland & Fuchs, Graslitz, ca. 1910.  Rotary valves.

B154  Cornet in B-flat, Holton, Chicago, ca. 1910.

B214  Cornet in B-flat of French origin stamped Gonet et Cie, ca. 1910.  Silver plated, stamped B & J, New York.

B233  Cornet in B-flat, Bohland & Fuchs, Graslitz, ca. 1910.  Rotary valves.

B344  Cornet in B-flat, Buescher Co., Elkhart, ca. 1910.  With four valve sections in case.

B349  Cornet in E-flat, Lyon & Healy, Chicago, probably of German origin, ca. 1910.  Champion model.

B373  Cornet in B-flat, Hawkes & Son, London, ca. 1910, serial no. 47368.  Brass, satin finished bell.

B413  Cornet in E-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1910, serial no. 120895.  Silver plated with gold wash bell.

B395  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1911, serial no. 122102.  Silver plated.

B144  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1914.

B34    Cornet in B-flat probably of US origin, ca. 1915.

B145  Cornet in B-flat probably of German origin, ca. 1915.  Stamped “Boston Musical Co.”.

B161  Cornet in B-flat or A, Meredith, Marion, Ohio, ca. 1915.  With compensating tubing.

B229  Cornet in B-flat, Courtois et Mille, Paris, ca. 1915, serial no. 1408.  Silver plated, with mouthpiece shank in A, With mouthpiece in case.

B237  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1915, serial no. 6495.  Professional model.

B243  Cornet in B-flat, Courtois, Paris, ca. 1915, serial no. 18844.  Silver plated, Arban model.

B247  Cornet in B-flat or A, J. W. York [attributed], Grand Rapids, ca. 1915.  With crook in A, stamped Henri Gautier, virtuoso model.

B48    Cornet in B-flat, E. A. Courturier, LaPorte, Indiana, ca. 1888, serial no. M4940.  Conical bore construction.

B250  Cornet in B-flat, Hawkes & Son, London, ca. 1920, serial no. 56309.  With shank in A, Clippertone model.

B347  Cornet in B-flat, A. Müller, Aachen, ca. 1920.  Side-action valves.

B366  Cornet in E-flat, Boosey & Co., London, 1922.  Rotary valves, Solbron model.

B296  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1923, serial no. 201530.

B261  Cornet in B-flat, J. W. York [attributed], Grand Rapids, ca. 1925, serial no. 3417.  Silver plated, stamped Frank Millard, Plymouth, Michigan.

B430  Cornet in E-flat probably of German origin, ca. 1925.  Rotary valves.

B150  Cornet in B-flat, Art Musical Instruments Inc., Elkhart, ca. 1935.

B151 Cornet in B-flat, F. E. Olds & Son, Los Angeles, ca. 1940.

B153  Cornet in B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1940.  Stamped Continental, Colonial model.

B158  Cornet in B-flat, probably of French origin, ca. 1940.

B257  Cornet in B-flat, Holton & Co., Elkhorn, ca. 1940, serial no. 135584.  Long model 29 cornet.

B384  Cornet in B-flat of US origin, ca. 1940.  Silver plated with A crook, stamped “Challenge Trade mark”.

B364  Cornet in B-flat, Besson & Co., London, ca. 1944, serial no. 128469.  Brass with satin finish.

B148  Cornet in B-flat, Boosey & Hakes, London, ca. 1945.  Oxford model.

B455  Cornet in B-flat, Couesnon, Paris, 1945.

B147  Cornet in B-flat, H. N. White Co., Cleveland, ca. 1950.

B157  Cornet in B-flat probably of English origin, ca. 1950.

B152  Cornet in B-flat, Olds, Fullerton, ca. 1955.

B155  Cornet in B-flat, Getzen Co., Elkhorn, ca. 1955.  80 Deluxe model.

B156  Cornet in B-flat, York, Grand Rapids, ca. 1960.

B212  Cornet in B-flat, Courtois, Paris, ca. 1960.  Silver plated, opera model.

B282  Cornet in B-flat, Couesnon Co., Paris, ca. 1960.  Lafeyette model.

B219  Cornet in B-flat, Kühnel & Hoyer, Markt-Erlbach, 1968, serial no. 24427.  Silver plated.

B241  Cornet in E-flat, Yamaha Co., Hamamatsu, ca. 1980, serial no. 11099.  YCR 2615 model.

B414  Pocket cornet in B-flat, Hakadin & Sons, Pakistan, ca. 1980.

B458  Cornet in B-flat, Soviet brass instrument factory, St. Petersburg, ca. 1980.  Three rotary valves.

B260  Cornet in B-flat of Japanese origin, ca. 1985.  Stamped Cantabile.

B416  Cornet in B-flat, Kühnl & Hoyer, Markt-Erlbach, ca. 1985.  Stamped Arkay.