This box valve cornet is incomplete and possibly a pre-patent Quinby “style” cornet dating to circa 1870′s. It’s a three valve piston operated cornet top mounted valves. It is believed to one of only four known examples of this type of valve system. In addition to this instrument, there are only three others like this to exist. Two are in museums and the other one is in a private collection.
We are considering serious offers on this extremely rare cornet.