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Néocor. Nominal pitch: F etc.

Technical description: Brass. Upward-directed ball, detachable by screwed joint. As with the cornet à pistons, the valve cluster is placed mid-way along the sounding length. With shank for F and four crooks for E, E♭, D and C. Valve type: 3 Stölzel valves with spring inside hollow stem; alignment by screwed pin which also locates lower end of spring; wax partitions. Repair History: Crook (d) is a cornet crook for G and is not long enough to serve well as a néocor D crook.

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    Circa 1840
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    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:386; bell 182.