Conn B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by C.G. Conn, Ltd. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1917. It is a “long model” B-flat cornet, New Wonder model serial #153171, made of silver plated brass with gold plate inside the bell, and has 3 piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

NEW [/] WONDER MODEL [/] C. G. Conn Ltd. [/] ELKHART [/] IND
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Conn, Ltd., C.G.
C. G. Conn Ltd.
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 in; 42.545 cm x 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm
cornet: 16 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 7 3/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 11.7475 cm x 18.7325 cm
accessories in box: 2 1/8 in x 3 5/16 in x 18 3/4 in; 5.3975 cm x 8.41375 cm x 47.625 cm
ID Number
MI.72.17
catalog number
72.17
accession number
297966
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Erickson
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Cornets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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