Coiled Cornet at the Met

Frank Hosticka and Jeff Nussbaum recently visited Metropolitan Museum of Art musical instrument curator Bradley Strauchen to examine a fascinating coiled 19th century instrument by Jahn of Paris.

Bradley has called this instrument a coiled cornet and presented a cogent taxonomic argument for her choice in an essay available to read here: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/824266

A compact wooden case is filled with the instrument along with a multitude of crooks and bits.