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Double-coiled cornet made entirely of silver-plated brass, with three piston valves and a water key located at the first bow. The main tuning-slide is the second bow. There is a separate tuning bit/mouthpiece receiver. The buttons have mother-of-pearl touches and the top caps have white felt bumpers. The mouthpiece is also silver-plated. Nominal pitch: B-flat. This instrument is a British Army Pattern no. 6602.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: CLASS / A / NEW STANDARD / LP / 50 MEDALS OF HONOUR / Besson / LONDON - PARIS - NEW YORK / MADE IN ENGLAND / AP 6602|Stamped on second valve casing: Besson / BREVETEE|Stamped on valve casings: 67 68 69
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Height: 360mm; Bell diameter: 120mm