Conn B-Flat Cornet


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:


Date Made: 1904

Maker: C. G. Conn

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Elkhart

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Credit Line: Gift of Robert Erickson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.70.25Accession Number: 290484Catalog Number: 70.25

Object Name: cornet

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 cmoverall: 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


Record Id: nmah_606399

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