Valves look new and valve action is quick, smooth and free. ConnCoprion Heavyweight Member Joined: 29 Jan 2007 Posts: 1617 Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:55 am Post subject: actually come to think about it. You can see the finish shows wear. Valve serial numbers match the valve casing number. Would suggest you contact Conn Selmer customer service in Elkhart and politely ask for a copy of the shop card — that should narrow down the mfg. He made a few for his friends, but soon there was such a demand for his mouthpieces that he rigged up a lathe from an old sewing machine and began turning them out as fast as possible.
Silver plate with gold-wash bell. In 1904 Henri joined with his brother Alexandre to form H. I own a new old stock Bach 37 cornet, absolute pristine. I have a special fascination for cornets. Vaudeville was at its peak, and the theaters and music halls of Elkhart saw a steady procession of the finest bands and musicians of the day.
The new mouthpiece, which he later patented, caught the eye of other musicians. This is an early model with the opera tuning slide mechanism. This vintage Conn 80A Cornet is in good cosmetic condition. I had a Schilke piccolo trumpet in the shop yesterday that took a very slight impact to the third slide - the valve stopped working, but there was no mark. Shipping will not be refunded.
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Please read the entire item description and examine all of the pictures carefully before bidding. As does the Opera glass tuning slide its bracket mechanism is disconnected, but parts of it are in the case Newer springs. Could the same be true of the sax line? We package items to survive shipment and to meet carrier insurance requirements. Pan American was incorporated in July 1919 and the factory officially opened in November. It comes in a non original trumpet case in poor condition.
Manufactured in 1952 this horn is a real stunner with the extensive engraving from bell bow to turn of crook and the silver plated body and gold plated slides. If you're buying the item for someone else you'll be getting it in the mail. The 80A's were made with quick-change Bb to A: pull the main tuning slide out to the A position and the valve slides push out automatically. It is a darker gold with very little silver around the tuning slides. Nice response and very good intonation. This is the model played by Bix Beiderbecke. There are cosmetic flaws here and there, mostly missing lacquer, but the lacquer that is left is so beautiful and the horn plays so well, with none of the usual damage to the bell flare or slides in horns this age, that the cosmetics are secondary.
By 1900 Selmer was also manufacturing Alto Clarinets, Bass Clarinets, Flutes, Oboes, and English Horns. A love reflected in how well he cared for it over the years, I usually strip the lacquer from these old horns, remove dents and generally restore the mechanics and brass, then buff, polish and sell them for top dollar, but the lacquer on this one is such a rich deep amber I don't have the heart to remove it. It has extensive engraving from bell beginning to turn of crook. I decided that we were overdue for a careful look at all the data that we had. The finish has aged as revealed in the photos. I'd like to know the year of manufacture, so I looked at the Conn Selmer website.
The rest are guesses based on rational analysis of production increases. Please check my other listings as there will be more interesting horns coming! This cornet was produced for many years by the Conn Company and extremely successful. The Colonel also loved strange and bizarre instruments. The second valve slide had a hole in it. Original case has a strong mildew odor from long-term storage. Also, I know the Mt Vernon models are highly sought after. The suspicion is that a star indicates a gold brass bell higher copper content The horn has been fully.
From Trumpet Herald Forum: The 80-A's are very mouthpiece sensitive. Today's best trumpet players are discovering the break-through performance with Vintage One trumpets. On modern instruments the low Eb is in tune. The case is original and is in decent usable condition. It has been professionally repaired and evaluated.
I played this instrument very heavily through the years of 1977ish through 1985 it shows very little wear on the valves of none. Wurlitzer and Bruno samples have been found. Production started no later than 1914, and possibly earlier. Since posting the updated system,the brass sample has grown 20% and the results are still valid. Some dints removed, thoroughly cleaned inside and out and all slides freed and lapped in. Which is different from modern mouthpieces. It is better to record complete than partials.
Despite the cosmetic flaws the cornet plays quite nicely. It is not strange they are being played by more world artists than any other cornet in the world. I wish the photos did justice to the rich deep orange amber hue of the lacquer but they don't. The bell is stamped Elkhart Indiana Could it possibly have been built in Mt Vernon? From what I can tell it was made in either late 1943 or early 1944. Good luck and thanks for looking.