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Cornet (circular model)

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Soprano in B-flat (high pitch). Cylindro-conoidal bore. Circular-shaped, 'Prince Pless Horn' type. Three double piston valves. Viennese action. Brass, with German silver trimmings. Piston levers arranged for left-handed playing as on a French horn. Music holder (detachable) of German silver....

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Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

mid-19th century

Object Place


Catalogue Raisonné


Length 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brass, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones