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Cornet in B-flat

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Soprano in B-flat. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Silverplated. Three Perinet valves with oval ports. Water key. Two non-original shanks. Non-original nickel-silver-plated mouthpiece. Black leather case with blue cloth lining.


Engraved on bell: [tuning fork] / A. L & CIE / A Lecomte & Cie / brevetés s. g. d. g. Paris


1982, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. According to information in the object file, it may have come from the Estate of Frank C. Doble (1886–1969), Belmont, Massachusetts; however, this information cannot be confirmed.

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund

about 1900

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 34.8 cm (13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones