Black wooden case with a brass handle on top of lid, brass hinges and lock, lined with black velvet.
The cornet is engraved with leaves and flowers. Engraved on the top of the cornet ‘ F. Besson, Brevetee, 198 Euston Road, London.’
Engraved on the bell ‘Presented by the citizens to James Northcott Bandmaster of the Sandhurst Volunteer Band in recognition of his musical abilities. Sandhurst Dec. 8 1871’.
The Cornet box contains 7 additional parts of the Cornet.