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C.G. Conn B-FlatA Cornet

C.G. Conn B-Flat/A Cornet

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Description (Brief)

This cornet was made by C. G. Conn in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1898. It is a B-flat/A cornet, serial #51787, made of silver plated brass with gold highlights, and has 3 Périnet piston valves with mother-of-pearl buttons and sculpted guides on the quick change slide. The bell of the cornet is ornately engraved with a floral design. The cornet is accessioned with a period wooden case covered with black leather and lined with purple plush, and accessories. This cornet is engraved:


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.”

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Object Name
C. G. Conn
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
overall: 13 in x 5 in x 6 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 12.7 cm x 16.51 cm
cornet: 13 in x 7 3/8 in x 5 in; 33.02 cm x 18.7325 cm x 12.7 cm
mouthpiece: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 6.0325 cm x 2.69875 cm
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accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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