Historical information

The brass cornet was owned by early Australian Jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist Benny Featherstone


Benny Featherstone is considered "one of the most fascinating and gifted musicians in the history of Australian jazz" (Johnson, Oxford Companion to Australian Jazz, p 154). Once described as "Australia's Louis Armstrong"

Physical description

Buescher brass cornet

Inscriptions & markings

True tone. Pat. Oct 89.07 287335 LP 262
The Buescher Elkhart Ind. U.S.A.