Conn “40B” Trumpet

Ok, this is my latest acquisition, a Conn “40B” trumpet. This horn was made circa 1932 and is covered with incredibly ornate engraving. Notice the 1st photo below and you will see the Greek god Pan sitting and playing his Pan pipes. The 2nd photo is of the 3 valve casings. These days, and for a long time, trumpet valve casings and normally round. Well, the valve casing on this “40B” are dodecahedrons meaning, they have 12 sides. Pretty snazzy for a trumpet from 1932! All down the full length of the bell are engravings of flowers, leaves, keystones and other art deco designs. For additional photos of this unique trumpet please go to my Facebook page, Elswick Band Instrument Repair.

 

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