Besson Co Vintage CORNET Class A Prototype Creation
This brass is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-03-06)
Price : US $75.00
Antique - Besson & Co.
Class A - New Creation - Prototype
I found this in my 93 year old father’s estate. I know absolutely nothing about musical instruments but I do know that this one is beautiful to look at because of what appears to be its silver plate and all of its intricate engravings.
Along with the beautiful designs engraved on the cornet there is much information engraved on it as well. Starting from the top it reads…
Class A - New Creation - 50 Medals of Honor - FB- Besson & Co. - Prototype - 198 Euston Road - London - England - Then a Star symbol - Carl Fischer - 6 4th Av. N.Y. - Sole Agent U. State.
The mouth piece is marked, Lorenzo San Sone New York 3.
The center valve has an oval logo, Besson & Co Brevete and what I assume is a serial number 95639.
The valves are marked 18, 17, and 16. The valves are all missing the finger pieces.
The horn has some dings and is missing some of its silver plate but even with its battle scars, it’s still an amazing instrument.
Like I mentioned I know nothing about this horn so I am trying to show as much as possible in the photos. There is no case and I am selling the cornet as is.
Payment by PAYPAL ONLY. Buyer pays S/H of $10.95. Alaska & Hawaii may be higher. International shipping must be calculated.
This brass is sold (sold on 2009-03-06)
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