Since 1998

Beauideal Chicago Cornet  (Circa 1890 )


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This is a shepherds-crook style cornet built by the Chicago-based manufacturer Lyon and Healy.  At this point, a great deal of Lyon and Healy’s products were in fact instruments of questionable quality built in Europe, shipped to Chicago and assembled as Lyon and Healys.  The series of the instrument, such as Beau Ideal, denoted where the instrument was made, with Beau Ideals being likely made in France and assembled in Chicago.  This instrument also has a removable tuning pipe and pigtails, and would originally have had multiple tuning bits and pigtails to allow for the different tunings of the time.  Its is also heavily hand engraved, which was less common by the beginning of the 20th century. Please view photos for any damages to the horn including a brace being detached and small dents all of which are very easy fixes. 

Valves move great and all slides are free and moving. Is also very playable in its current condition and just needs some love. It is a beautiful example of a more than a 120 year old horn that needs some light repairs to get it back to concert ready condition. 


Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 12 in