I've just met up with a chap who got my number from a friend. He has an interesting old Cornet that he wanted someone to have a blow on to see if it played ok, so I obliged. It's in tune with itself with the smaller crooks but the slides don't move so the lower pitches are out of tune when you use the valves. It's got crooks for Bb (High pitch) Ab, G and a Low pitch Bb which looks to be possibly not from the same set, maybe added later. There's no maker's name but there is a serial number (6923) and a 'v' shaped marking on the leadpipe. There are a couple of major dents in the bell section but I would've thought they'd come out ok in the right hands. He was told that it's about 150 years old but I'm no historian so he's left it with me to see if I can find out any more info on it on here. Any one have any clues as to the make or anything else about it? Thanks in advance!