Conn B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by C.G. Conn in Elkhart, Indiana in 1901. It is a B-flat cornet, New York Wonder model serial #67317, made of silver plated brass, and has 3 piston valves. This cornet is accessioned with an original case and mouthpiece. It is engraved:

NEW YORK WONDER [/] MADE [/] BY [/] C.G. CONN [/] ELKHART IND. [/] AND [/] NEW YORK

The second valve on the cornet is stamped “PAT. JUNE [/] 15, 1886” which refers to United States Patent #343888 granted to Charles G. Conn for “Improvements in Cornets, and other Piston-Valve Musical Instruments.”

This cornet was previously owned by the donors’ father, Francis Morton Messick (1908-1969).
Location
Currently not on view
maker
C. G. Conn
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
cornet: 13 3/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in; 33.9725 cm x 12.3825 cm x 18.7325 cm
mouthpiece: 2 7/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 7.3025 cm x 2.69875 cm
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 in; 34.29 cm x 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
1990.0290.02
accession number
1990.0290
catalog number
1990.0290.02
Credit Line
Gift of James Robert Messick and Frederick M. Messick
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Cornets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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