Cornet in B-flat

about 1875
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory (American, active 1869–1919)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length x width: 30.5 x 16 cm (12 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.941

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver, copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Three piston valves. Mouthpiece and tuning shank.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: [two five-pointed stars] / NE PLUS ULTRA / Made / by the / BOSTON / Musical Instrument / Manufy.

Provenance

Before about 2000, Niles Eldredge, Ridgewood, New Jersey; by about 2000, sold by Eldredge to Robert M. Hazen, Bethesda, Maryland; 2012, gift of Hazen to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Hazen