I thought I would post a copy of this here because it may interest people who read this forum. I bought an old cornet a couple of years ago and eventually got round to having it partially restored. This is some before and after shots and a bit of me playing it. The reason I know its from around 1887 is that there is an identical one in a museum with a known date, and that company did not make instruments for very long. First, a bit of a disclaimer! Now click here for the recording and the photos: YouTube - My Love is Like a Red Red Rose by WIlliam Weide played on a vintage cornet. Once I have the valves fixed it will be very playable.