Cornet in E-flat (over-shoulder model)

1858–1860
Allen Manufacturing Company (American, active 1858–1861)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length x width: 50 x 14 cm (19 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.938

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

With original mouthpiece. Three top-action Allen rotary valves.

Inscription

Embossed on medallion affixed to bell: MANUFACTURED / BY / ALLEN MFG CO. / 18 / HARVARD PL. / BOSTON

Provenance

Before about 1998, Robert Sheldon, Moultonborough, New Hampshire; by about 1998, sold by Sheldon to Robert M. Hazen, Bethesda, Maryland; 2012, gift of Hazen to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Hazen