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You may download these highly informative articles in PDF format, free of charge, courtesy of authors Niles Eldredge and Arnold Myers, as well as the publications in which they were first published:

A Brief History of Piston-valved Cornets by Niles Eldredge

The Brasswind Production of Marthe Besson’s London Factory by Arnold Myers and Niles Eldredge

Niles Eldredge is a Curator in the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and on the Board of Governors of the American Musical Instrument Society. A paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, he is the author of numerous articles on the history and design evolution of cornets and trumpets.


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