Cornet

about 1840
John Augustus Köhler (English, 1805–1878)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

17.1986

Medium or Technique

Brass

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Sopranino in E-flat. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Three disc valves. Brass. The tube is made in seven separate parts, three ow which are located on the rotary discs of the valves. The shake-key has a double lever so that it can be operated either by the little finger or the thumb of the right hand. Card-holder for music soldered to the bell.

Inscription

Stamped on plate on bell: 189 / BY HER MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS PATENT / J. SHAW / INVENTOR / [seal of England] / KOHLER. SOLE MAKER / 35, HENRIETTA STt / COVENT GARDEN LONDON

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection