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Single-coiled cornet made of silver-plated brass with two disc valves with shafts/push rods (Köhler's patent valves with watch-spring action - an improvement that Köhler made to the original Shaw swivel disc valves). Nominal pitch: B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Die-stamped plate soldered on bell: BY HER 900 MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS PATENT / J, SHAW. (vertical) [Royal Coat of Arms] INVENTOR (vertical) / KÖHLER . SOLE MAKER / 35, HENRIETTA STT. / COVENT GARDEN LONDON|Stamped on valve mechanisms, and buttons: 1 2 3
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 315mm; Height: 215mm; Bell diameter: 124mm; Sounding length: 1240mm