Cornet a Pistons in B-flat

Auguste Raoux French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680

The instrument is a variant of the cornet a pistons, called Neocor; it features an upward pointing bell that is movably attached to the first valve; it comes with 2 shanks, 5 terminal crooks and a narrow shank for the crooks, permitting the instrument to be converted into the pitches Bb, A, Ab, G, F, E, and Eb; the cornet has 3 Stoelzel valves, which deepen the pitch by l, 1/2. and 1-1/2 steps respectively.

Cornet a Pistons in B-flat, Auguste Raoux (French, Paris 1795–1871), Brass, nickel-silver, mother-of-pearl, French

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