York Slide Cornet (Soprano Trombone) in Bb c.1920
This beautiful cornet (#67105) is a slightly younger brother to another York Slide Cornet #73126 I added to my collection several years ago.
It is somewhat unique as it was made in early 1920- just after the universal acceptance of the Diapason Normal where A=440Hz at the Treaty of Versailles in 1918 just after WWI. Apparently York decided it would be prudent to add a high pitch tuning crook to cover all bases!
This cornet is plated in a brushed silver finish. The York logo and the inner bell are plated in gold giving this instrument a particularly striking appearance. It takes a cornet mouthpiece. Note that the "skirts" where the slide contacts the outer sleeve are made of copper. It plays as beautifully as it looks.
I'm listing this horn as a cornet as this was the intention of its makers. If made in 17th & 18th centuries it would have been called a soprano trombone.