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Alto Cornophone in F

F. Besson (French)
ca. 1910
Paris, France
Brass, silver plate
Max. height: 40.7 cm (16 in.); Bell diameter: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated
Credit Line:
Purchase, Robert Alonzo Lehman Bequest, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.199a, b
Not on view
Marking: Inscribed on bell: SYSTEME PROTOTYPE / JFB / F. BESSON / BREVETE/ S.G.D.G. / 96 RUE D'ANGOULEME / PARIS / star / GRANDS PRIX / PARIS 1900 / ST. LOUIS 1904 / LIEGE 1905"
Valves are stamped "1 2 3"; second valve bears oval stamp BESSON / star / BREVETE.

Serial number: 77320
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