The quest for loud, robust, bass wind instruments led to a number of interesting designs in the century. While the bassoon was adept at playing bass lines, it was not well suited to outdoor band use because of its easily damaged reed and bocal
six valve trumpet. One advantage of the six valve trumpet seen on the right was better intonation. This particular instrument was designed by Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. However, besides having a different and more challenging fingering system, the added weight of this horn was also an issue.
The instrument I played as a child up until I was in my mid Although most people think the trumpet and cornet are different. They aren't really EXCEPT in size cornet is smaller. The cornet I believe is easier to play.
Back of NMM 7065. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.