NMM 6851. Over-the-shoulder cornet in B-flat by Robb Stewart, Arcadia, California, 1986.
Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection of Brass Instruments, 1999.
Original over-the shoulder cornets are increasingly rare and are not always suitable for performance without major repair. Copies such as this over-the-shoulder cornet by Robb Stewart offer a valuable alternative to playing the originals.
Engraved on bell: Made by / R. STEWART
Body: Five-piece, single-loop brass body with tuning slide on first bow. No bell seam visible. Brass garland with one engraved line adjacent to the upper edge; Saxon rim. Short brass ferrules with one engraved line adjacent to each edge. Bell to the left of the leadpipe.
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Valve design with horseshoe stop
Valves: Three top-action, string-operated, rotary valves. Coil-spring return mechanism; horseshoe-stop with cork buffers. Inner slide tubing. Windway: first, second, third valve. Serial number, 168, stamped on first valve case.
Accessories and Sounding Length
Accessories: Mahogany case with brass fittings and black velvet interior; brass lyre stamped RMC; silver cornet mouthpiece.
Sounding length: 1320 mm; internal diameter, receiver: 10.4 mm; internal diameter, receiver minimum at ca. 21 mm): 9.1 mm; bore diameter (inner valve slides): 11.6 mm; bell diameter: 115 mm.
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