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Cornet by Hall and Quinby side Action Rotary Valves 1865 to 1870

Estimated price for orientation: 1 000 $

Category: Brass

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Hall and Quinby
Skill Level: Professional Finish: Brass Lacquer
Model: Side Action Rotary Valve Bell Material: Brass
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

The cornet was made by Hall and Quinby and is a side action rotary valve horn. The bell reads "Made by Hall & Quinby Boston" and has very nice engraved leaf design around the name. 
The bell measure 4 1/2 inches and has a slide edge separation, the over all length is 11 inches, plays in
Bb at A440.  I do not have a original lead pipe so I made one in order to play the horn.
The first and third slides have a quality repair.Hall and Quinby was established in 1865. as of 1870 name was change to Hall, Quinby and Wright.  Wright died in 1871 and the name was changed back. In 1876 Hall left the business.From the collection of the Brass Players Museum - Springfield MA