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Echo cornet. Nominal pitch: C etc.

Technical description: Silver-plated brass. Leadpipe enters 3rd valve casing at the right; 3rd valve loop leaves from front and returns to front; connecting pipe to echo valve bellpipe exits 1st valve casing at the left. Fourth (echo) valve diverts air column from normal bell to muted bell for echo effect. Additional tuning-slide for echo bell. Single water-key. With shanks for C or B♭, B, A; crook for A♭ (probably not original); with alternative tuning-slides for high and low pitch, and tuning-slide extension for B♭, A and A♭. Valve type: 3 Périnet valves, top-sprung with compression spring outside stem; alignment by key on piston. Echo valve of Périnet type, bottom-sprung; alignment by key on piston. Repair History: The crook for A♭ is probably a replacement supplied by previous owner.

  • Date:
    Circa 1883
  • Maker:
    Besson, F.
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.232.11-4
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.11-4
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:329; bell 119.