Nadir Ali and Company: Musical instrument maker with global reach

The local TV news had a short video about an Indian company called Nadir Ali and Co. (NAC). The company is currently run by Managing Director Aftab Ahmad, who is over 70. It is based in Meerut, Utar Pradesh, where it has been operating since 1885.

The company makes musical equipment including horns, trumpets, and drums for many armies around the world as well as famous jazz performers.

Auctions for equipment made by them fetch high prices, and mention the company by name (for example, this auction for a cornet).

What caught my eye is that when the video footage showed Aftab diving into a pile of old and dusty wind instruments, and coming up with a trombone or somesuch instruments that had the embossing in Arabic reading الجيش المصري (The Egyptian Army), with the year on it (can't remember which year). The Arabic script used was not Indian, but definitely Middle Eastern too.

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vintage cornet

I have a vintage cornet with the following Bell Stamp

a big CIRCLE (I can't tell what's in the circle)
LABOR VINCET
LION
ESTABLISHED 1885
NADIR ALI & CO
MANUFACTURED TO C
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
MEERUT
Is this one of your early cornets? Any idea how old?