This fine instrument is in great condition for its age!! You can see all the wear and the 3 minor dents. But it was fun trying! I had some work done on it to unstuck a jamed valve.
And when i went to clean after found a slide had become stuck... It will need a joint heat slipped to free up i think... The king co offices burned and the majority of serial number records lost.
There is a website that presents all available info. All the serial numbers match.. But are coinciding with earlier than 1918...Then the makers mark strike on the valve has older symbols [newer date sybols missing] as well as the wording on the bell.. All indicate this to be pre 1918. But the patant strike says 1918. Ive speculated this may have been a prototype and was struck with the patant when it was approved.. If so this is worth.. 3 or 4x my price. Restored its worth 2x the list price. The item "Antique master model king cornet with satin silver ornate finish" is in sale since Saturday, July 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Cornets". The seller is "alexander4662" and is located in Sandy, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.