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Here is some of the best engraving that I have encountered; arranged by maker.

Besson & Co. Cornet / c.1885

Besson & Co. Cornet / #75991 / c.1903 / Sold by Fischer but which company did the engraving?

Besson & Co.

Besson & Co.

Besson & Co. Cornet

Besson & Co. Trumpet / #105184 / c.1920 / This very patriotic engraving was probably done by Carl Fischer in New York and even includes a Lincoln portrait! (author's collection)

Boosey & Co Eb Cornet c.1880

Boston Musical Instrument Co. Schmidt Cornet (Robb Stewart photo)

Boston Cornet c.1905 (Robb Stewart photo)

Boston Musical Instrument Company / Boss-Tone Trumpet / #22412 / c.1920 (author's collection)

Buescher Model 9 Trumpet c.1925

Buescher Model 9 Trumpet

Conn Wonder Cornet / #32900 / c.1891 / I have seen a few Conns with nice engraving but never one this fine. Even the water key is engraved. (author's collection)

C. G. Conn Cornet / #450xx / c.1893

Conn Engraved Cornet 1893

1898 Conn New York Wonder Cornet (author's collection)

Conn New York Wonder Cornet

C. G. Conn Cornet for Liberati / c.1915 (Robb Stewart photo)

Conn Trombone model 4H / c.1922 (auction photo)

Conn Trumpet model 2B (auction photo)

Courtois Arbuckle Cornet (Robb Stewart photo)

E. A. Couturier Conical Bore Trumpet / #3648 / c.1919 / fully engraved & gold plated (author)

Carl Fischer Cornet / c.1895 / This is a Bohland & Fuchs cornet with engraving probably added by Fischer. They must have had some great artists there at the time. (author's photo)

Higham Cornet / #34033 / c.1882 (auction photo)

Harry B. Jay Columbia Trumpet #7456 c.1925 (author's collection)

Brua C. Keefer Cornet / #6660 / c.1918 / engraving by Charles Otto

Brua Keefer Trumpet c.1926 / engraving by Charles Otto

Keefer Trumpet Engraving

Keefer - Williams Trumpet c.1928

Keefer Williams trumpet engraving

King Silvertone Trombone

S. R. Leland & Son / Eclipse Cornet / #552 & 840 / c.1895 / The first Eclipse brass from the 1880s had this ivy design but only on the bell. This one takes it to the max and must have been made for a very special customer. The double serial number would indicate some modifications done a few years later. (author's collection)

Martin Handcraft Dansant Trumpet / Elkhart, IN / #98743 c.1930 (author's photos)

1931 Martin Handcraft Troubadour Trumpet / Elkhart

Martin Magna Trumpet / Elkhart, IN / 1963

Martin Magna Trumpet 1963

George McFadden Cornet / Syracuse, NY / 1876 Exhibition model (Robb Stewart photos)

Two Missenharter cornets / New York City (

Missenharter cornet

Missenharter Cornet Snake

J. W. Pepper Premier model Cornet / #8854 / c.1894 (author's collection)

Reynolds Cornet c.1936 (auction photo)

Reynolds Professional Trumpet c.1948 / Sterling silver bell (author's collection)

Reynolds Sterling Bell Engraving trumpet

Reynolds Contempora French Horn

E. G. Wright Keyed Bugle (Robb Stewart photo)

Unmarked Cornet / Who would not mark this masterpiece? Three color engraving with silver, gold, and purple. (auction photos)