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Cornet in B-flat

Three piston valves. Mouthpiece and tuning shank.


Engraved on bell: [two five-pointed stars] / NE PLUS ULTRA / Made / by the / BOSTON / Musical Instrument / Manufy.


Before about 2000, Niles Eldredge, Ridgewood, New Jersey; by about 2000, sold by Eldredge to Robert M. Hazen, Bethesda, Maryland; 2012, gift of Hazen to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Hazen

about 1875

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Length x width: 30.5 x 16 cm (12 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Nickel silver, copper


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones