Cornet. Nominal pitch: B♭.
Technical description: Silver-plated brass. The leadpipe goes between the two legs of the 3rd valve tuning-slide. Leadpipe enters 3rd valve casing at the front; 3rd valve loop leaves from left and returns to right; bellpipe exits 1st valve casing at the left. With double water-key with single touchpiece. With shanks (a) for B♭, (b) for A, and crook (c) for A♭. Valve type: 3 Périnet valves, top sprung with spring inside hollow stem; alignment by three unequal lugs on spring plate. Repair History: Bell section had suffered crumpling about 160mm from end, but this has been adequately repaired. The underside at this point has a soft-solder patch about 9 × 15mm, not elegant but inconspicuous and functional.
1867-72, probably 1871
University of Edinburgh
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- Measurements:313; bell 121.
- View the original record:https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/16048