This Lyon & Healy “Own-Make” shepherd’s crook silver cornet is in beautiful condition. It has a serial number of 2824 making it a 1903 vintage horn. It just came back from the shop where the original silver plating was given a good polishing. There were some dents removed from the back bell bow and the bell edge. The engraving on the bell is clean and crisp of leaves entwining with a bow at the bottom in the center are the words “No 2286 Lyon & Healy “Own-Make” Chicago U.S.A.”. On the back of the second valve casing, there is also a small engraving which says “Lyon & Healy MFRS. Chicago”. This cornet has a removable lead pipe. It would have originally had two lead pipes – one for Bb and one for A. This horn has the Bb lead pipe. It has a double spit key and a copper washed bell. The third valve tuning slide is missing both of its pull knobs. In our research we found that Lyon & Healy did not always match the serial number on the bell to the serial number on the valve casing. In this instance the serial number on the bell is 2286 and the serial number on the valve casing is 2824. Our research indicated that this was normal and not mis-matched. No mouthpiece is included with the cornet and it comes in a good used replacement case.
This cornet has a beautiful sound! It projects very well and plays with good intonation. The valves have fantastic action to them and all of the tuning slides are easily pulled. This is a really fun horn to play especially when you consider the life it has lived over 100+ years.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
It has approximately 98%+ of the silver finish.
It has approximately 95%+ of the copper bell wash.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of dent removal/repair).
The Bell: No dents and minor bell edge damage. There is a slight wave to the edge of the bell.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 5 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition replacement case (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: No. 2286 Lyon & Healy “Own-Make” Chicago U.S.A. (on the bell) 2824 (on the second valve casing) Lyon & Healy MFRS. Chicago (on the second valve casing opposite the serial number) 2824 (on the main tuning slide brace).