Conn B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by C.G. Conn in Elkhart, Indiana in 1904. It is a B-flat cornet, Conqueror model serial #83389, made of silver plated brass with gold plate inside the bell. This cornet has 3 piston valves that incorporate the equitrilateral valve principle to avoid sharp bends in the air column through the valve sections, which was patented by J. P. Oates in Litchfield, England in 1851. This cornet is engraved:

CONQUEROR [/] C. G. CONN [/] MAKER [/] ELKHART - IND.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
C. G. Conn
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 in; 36.83 cm x 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 14 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 36.83 cm x 12.065 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
MI.70.25
accession number
290484
catalog number
70.25
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Erickson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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