Height (Without mouthpiece): 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm)
Diameter (Of bell): 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 2003
Not on view
Patented in 1847, this cornet has Périnet valves and can be made playable in the keys of B-flat, A, A-flat, G, F, E, E-flat, and D by pulling out the slide, turning the valve, or doing a combination of both. The invention made it possible to avoid exchanging independent extension tubes to effect a change of key.
Marking: (stamped on the bell, the manufacturer's logo) "GAUTROT AINE A PARIS" [in italics] and an anchor with the monogram "GA" in an oval.