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I'll try make this brief ~
We recently bought this horn at an auction, thinking it would be a good one for the little ones at church to start on since we got it for such a reasonable price ~

When we got it home and really looked at it, we discovered that it is quite ornate and beautifully decorated ~

Our problem, we don't know much about brass instruments ~

Could you possibly give us some info?

Attaching pictures, but I can send more if you need them ~

The number on the center valve is 154672 ~

Thanks so much!

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The serial number puts your Conn cornet at 1917. It appears to be an 11A Wonder Vocal cornet, with slides for high pitch and low pitch.

http://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/Conn11A1919image.html

I can't tell by looking which sets of slides and rotor combination makes it play Bb low pitch, which is what you would need to use it today.

I don't know what "reasonable" means to you, but it's probably worth more than you paid for it, and not at all suitable for "little ones at church".  

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Thomas Krueger

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I can answer your questions about Buescher trumpets and cornets. I have been playing Buescher for 35 years and collecting for 7.

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I first started playing my grandfather's Buescher 400 trumpet in 1975. Since then I have done a lot of research, including original catalogs and advertisements that I own, correspondence with other Buescher owners, and obtaining my own Buescher collection, including six trumpets and three cornets.

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I am a technical writer with 15 years experience. I have also been playing trumpet since 1975 and collecting Buescher for the past 7 years.

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