Home
Background 
Carpet Gallery 
Brass Musical  Instrument Gallery
Antiques & Relics Gallery
Contact Info
Phil's Old and Odd Brass Collection:
US Civil War 1860-65 Band Instruments
Trumpets
Cornets
Flugel horns
and Keyed Bugles
Middle Brass
Mellophones
French  Horns
Trombones
Euphoniums
and Tenor Tubas
Heavy Metal:
The Bass Tubas

Ceremonial
and Signal Horns

Other Wind Instruments
Phil's Wish List 
Brass Links to
Brass Resources and
Other Collections

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.