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Vintage Brass Cornet Trumpet By Boosey London Heley C. 1950 Mid 20th Century

Vintage Brass Cornet Trumpet By Boosey London Heley C. 1950 Mid 20th Century

Vintage Brass Cornet Trumpet By Boosey London Heley C. 1950 Mid 20th Century


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This is a splendid Vintage English brass pocket cornet by the world-famous music publishing and manufacturer of musical instruments, Boosey, London, circa 1950 in date.


As typical of brass cornets, this truly charming musical instrument has a distinguished and delightful compact shape. The tube is conical except through the three valves which move smoothly up and down, tapering gently to a narrow, detachable shank into which the brass mouthpiece is placed. 


It is engraved 'Trademark Boosey London Heley' and it bears the registration number '89059'.


This charming and decorative brass cornet is sure to enhance the decor of your home. 



In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 13 x Width 24 x Depth 11

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 4 inches

The cornet

Derived from the posthorn by applying rotary valves to it in the 1820s in France. By the 1830s, however, Parisian makers were using piston valves instead. Among the first manufacturers of modern cornets was Parisian Jean Asté in 1828. Cornets first appeared as separate instrumental parts in 19th century French compositions.
This instrument could not have been developed without the improvement of piston valves by Silesian oboe player Friedrich Blühmel and Heinrich Stölzel in the early 19th century. These two instrument makers almost simultaneously invented valves, though it is likely that Blühmel  was the inventor, and Stölzel who developed a practical instrument.They jointly applied for a patent and were granted this for a period of ten years. Later, and most importantly, François Périnet received a patent in 1838 for an improved valve which is the basis of all modern brass instrument piston valves.


W24.0 x H13.0 x D11.0 cm



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