Cornet. Brass tubing. Three PÃ©rinet valves. Socket for music card holder on third valve loop. Mouthpiece and shank missing. Bell is stamped: TRADE MARK/DISTIN/BOOSEY & Co./MAKERS/295 REGENT STt./LONDON/28408; Bell inscription includes historic trumpet and banner emblem. The numbers 1,2 and 3 are stamped onto the casings of the respective valves.
This instrument appears in two workshop order books, one for the valve cluster and one for the complete instrument. The piston book entry reads: Date given out: 18th July 1882; No. of piston: 26739; No. of instrument: 28408; Description: Cornet plain Oales 4; Model: A; Date received: 25th Aug. 1882; Workman's name: Holmes; The entry for the complete instrument reads: Date given out: 19th Feb. 1883; Date received: 19th Feb. 1883; No. of piston: 26739; No. of instrument: 28408; Description: Bb cornet Oales piston; Model: A4; Charged to Regent Street: 15th Mar. 1883; Given to polish: 21st Feb. 1883; Workman's name: Bailey; Costs: Bailey 5s. Beardmore 6d.; Amount: 5s.6d.