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Conn B-Flat Cornet

Conn B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)

This cornet was made by C.G. Conn in Elkhart, Indiana in 1889. It is a B-flat cornet, serial #18014, made of silver plated brass with ornate etching on the bell, and has 3 piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

C.G.CONN
ELKHART, IND.
AND WORCESTER
MASS

and engraved on the bell:

“D.M.IRVIN.FOR THE USE OF C.P.CHURCH. JACKSON. TENN. 1889.”

This cornet was made for the Orchestra of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Tennessee, and played by the donor’s father.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cornet
Date made
1889
date made
1890
user
Anderson, Frank Ervin
maker
C. G. Conn
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 5 in x 7 in; 30.48 cm x 12.7 cm x 17.78 cm
cornet: 12 1/16 in x 5 in x 7 3/8 in; 30.63875 cm x 12.7 cm x 18.7325 cm
crook: 1 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 11.1125 cm x 10.795 cm
mouthpiece on leadpipe: 5 in x 1 1/16 in; 12.7 cm x 2.69875 cm
ID Number
2000.0020.01
serial number
18014
accession number
2000.0020
catalog number
2000.0020.01
Credit Line
Gift of Thomas D. Anderson
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Cornets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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