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Cornet (Cornet à pistons) in B-flat

Antoine Courtois & Auguste Mille
Paris, France
Brass, silver-plate, nickel- silver
Height (Without mouthpiece): 12 11/16 in. (32.3 cm) Diameter (Of bell): 5 1/16 in. (12. 8 cm)
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Biedermann, 1948
Accession Number:
48.27 a, b
Not on view
Marking: 1. (in crest on bell tube) AFB
2. (on bell) Médaille/Londres 1862/Exposition Universelle/Paris 1867/Médaille d'Honneur/En Argent/Antoine Courtois & Mille/Mille Sr/Facteur du Conservatoire National/88 rue des Marais St Martin/Paris/1er Prix/Grande Medaille D'or/Exposition de Moscow 1872/Medaille d'or Paris/1878/& Medaille d'or Paris/1889.
3. (on mouthpiece) Antoine Courtois Mille Sr 88 R. des Marais St. Martin Paris-Modele WWurm
Robert Biederman
Hosted by Laurence Libin in Lend Us Your Ears: A Series of Twelve Radio Programs. CD. Recording., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1978.

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