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Miniature cornet

Double-coiled, miniature cornet made of silver-plated brass with three bottom-sprung piston valves with metal guide pin, and cork bumpers. There is one water-key on the first bow and a silver-plated mouthpiece. Although the size of the instrument looks overall small, the pitch remains the same of a regular cornet, as the only difference is in the consolidated tube wrapping. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

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  • Decorative elements:Extensive foliage engraving throughout the instrument.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: Prize Medal (gothic script) / BY APPOINTMENT TO THE / [stylized Royal Coat of Arms] / WAR & INDIAN OFFICES / H Y KEAT & SONS / 105 / MATTHIAS RD / STOKE NEWINGTON G ~ N / LONDON|Stamped on valve caps: 4 5 6|Stamped on mouthpiece: HAWKES & SON, LONDON (and) HAWKES / 2 / MODEL
  • 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: 200mm; Height: 150mm; Width: 105mm; Sounding length: 1345mm