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This cornet is associated with HMS Fulmar. Although there is no maker's signature, the outline of the instrument is similar to some French cornet models from the late 19th century. It is a double-coiled instrument made entirely of silver-plated brass, with three piston valves, and a double-water key, whose nipples are located on the first and third bows. The main tuning-slide is the second bow. There is a separate tuning bit/mouthpiece receiver. The mouthpiece is also silver-plated and it is a "Rayée" model, i.e. having a grooved throat, which was invented by E. Guilbaut and manufactured by the famous Parisian maker Couesnon.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: HMS FULMAR|Stamped on mouthpiece cup: Embouchure rayée / GUILBAUT / Bté S.G.D.G.|Stamped on mouthpiece shank: COUESNON & Co / SHARP
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  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Length: 330mm; Bell diameter: 125mm