Boston 3 Star "NE PLUS ULTRA", Serial #18044, made in 1907.
This is a real cornet from the period of virtuoso cornet soloists, with .472" bore and two mouthpieces. My favorite one for the sound is twice as deep as a modern trumpet mouthpiece and has a #18 drill size. The smaller one has a #19 drill size and is a little shallower. K.O. Skinses customized a Kanstul Claude Gordon Personal Cornet mouthpiece to have the same cup as the larger Boston Cornet mouthpiece found in the case. Everything is original including the case. It was a surprise gift from Mary AllyeB for Christmas of 2000.