C. G. Conn Bass Tuba

C. G. Conn Bass Tuba

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Description

This tuba was made by C.G. Conn in Elkhart, Indiana, in 1906. It is an E-flat bass tuba, serial #96557, made of silver-plated brass, with 3 piston valves with mother-of-pearl finger buttons. This instrument is inscribed:

MADE BY
C.G.CONN
ELKHART
IND.
OUR LABEL
[shield]
FACTORY 34
PAT. JUNE 15 1886

This tuba features U. S. Patent 343888 dated June 15, 1886, by Charles G. Conn for improvements in cornets and other piston valve musical instruments.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tuba
date made
1906
maker
C. G. Conn
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31 1/8 in x 18 in x 14 1/8 in; 79.0575 cm x 45.72 cm x 35.8775 cm
ID Number
MI.75.43
accession number
317859
catalog number
75.43
Credit Line
Gift of Paul Kryzwicki
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Data Source
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