Brass cornet, Parks, English, c.1850 Marked 'James Parks' on bell. Three Stölzel valves. In fitted case 1335334.2. Also in their places in the case: three crooks marked on small silver plaques 'F', 'G' and 'Ab' (A flat); two tuning shanks, marked on silver plaques 'A' and 'B', the latter having one bracket broken. In notebook no.4, page 4 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Music Room 25. Brass Cornet by James Parks with accessories in box.'
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Makers and roles
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 4