Technical description: Silver-plated. The windway leads to the 1st valve; if the 1st valve is not operated, thence via the 2nd and 3rd valves and back via the 1st valve to the bell; if the 1st valve is operated, then via different passages through the 2nd and 3rd valves with longer valve loops and back via the 1st valve to the bell. Despite the inscription, the valve system is not compensating but `full double', virtually the same as the Besson & Co `Enharmonic Patent' of 1904. Shanks for B♭ and A. Valve type: 3 Périnet-type valves, top-sprung with spring outside stem, alignment by key on piston.
arnold myers; l.d.|haigh 28.9.85; r.|parks, 2.10.93, 24.4.99.
310; bell 126.
According to the firm's archives [Boosey|&|Co Stock Books], "B-flat Cornet Plated & Gilt"; entered in stock 12|Oct|1898; "To|1899"; sold 18|Feb|1899 to J.W.|Mitchell.; on loan to the Collection.