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Cornet in B-flat

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Nickel silver. Three string-linkage rotary valves and one valve (missing touchpiece), used to transpose the overall pitch up by one half tone. Original (?) pig-tail crook and music lyre. Non-original straight shank and mouthpiece.

Inscription

Engraved on bell garland: Gilmore, Graves & Co, Boston

Provenance

Before 1941, Edward Theodore Morcombe (1872-1941), who owned and played the instrument, Melrose, Massachusetts; by 1975, by descent to his daughter, Pearl E. Squires, Melrose, Massachusetts; 1975, gift of Squires to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Pearl E. Squires in memory of her father, Edward Theodore Morcombe

about 1864–66

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 62 cm (24 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.392

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones