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Tom Carter's Cornet in Case with Key to Case
F. Besson
England: London
a: metal; b: leather, velvet, glass, metal; c: metal d: wood
case: 10-1/2"h x 16-3/4"w x 5-1/2"d; coronet: 6"h x 13"w x 5"d; key: 1-1/4"h x 3/4"w x 1/6"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

a: Silver-tone cornet. Maker's mark on the bell reads "F. Besson / Brevetel / 298 Euston Road / London." Beneath this is "Louis Schrieber / Sole Agent U. States." b: Black leather-covered case with clear glass front. Closes with three metal clasps along the front edge. Lined with blue velvet. On the inside front edge are two velvet-covered "hooks" that hold a wooden stick. A silver-tone plaque is applied at top center of the case. It is engraved "Tom Carter's Cornet / Presented to / Giles F. Yates Council P of J / by / Carter Associates / Oscar E. Wasgalt Leader / 1934." c: Silver-tone metal key for the case. d: Turned baton, piece missing.

For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 182-183.

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