This HN White King cornet is in functioning condition as-is, but has plenty of wear from previous use. Cosmetically, the silver plating is in decent condition overall, but has loss in the common areas. Slides and valves are free and functioning.
Valve plating is not good, most notably on the first; thick oil compensates, but it is still very noticeable when playing. The leadpipe has had work in the past; it isn't clear what sort of repair is hiding underneath the large patch. It has had minor soldering work on a few of the braces and dent repair on the bell and bell bow. It comes with the original case, lyre, and mouthpiece (not sure if it's original, but looks era appropriate).
The case, although functional, has staining in the interior and plenty of exterior wear and tear. The mouthpiece has nicks throughout the body / shank and there are plating loss throughout (including the cup).Overall, it is a playable antique that could be left as it sits or could be a nice candidate for a restoration project. Yes, original case included and functional. Not in excellent condition but does have life left to live. Yes, but not sure if it is original and has a lot of wear and tear. General chem clean was done, replaced corks and felts, minor leadpipe alignment, but didn't go too far due to the patch. Playable as-is and would make a good functioning shelf piece, or potential in depth restoration. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Rays Midbell Music is a full service school music dealer located in Sioux City, IA. The original company was founded in 1939. We have had a Sioux City location since 1972. It is our goal to accurately and truthfully describe each item, pointing out all flaws and defects, by providing as many high-quality pictures of each item as possible.
However, sometimes things can be inadvertently overlooked. The item "Vintage HN White King Cornet with Original Case 1905-1910, Silver Plated" is in sale since Saturday, January 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Brass\Cornets".
The seller is "midbellmusic" and is located in Sioux City, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.