Trumpet/Age of C.G. Conn Elkhart trumpet
I have been researching my grandpa's old trumpet made by C.G. Conn and seem to be confused on if I am checking the correct list based on the serial number. I am trying to confirm if it is a 1920's trumpet. I was given it in the 80's when he passed away and I believe he purchased it back before he married my Grandma and was in the Navy. I checked the advise from musictrader.com and trumpetmaster.com but there seems to be some notes as to the mix up on serial number lists with woodwind vs brass in this company or I am just not understanding how it all works. My serial # is 229910 and there is a * stamped near toward the bottom of the valve which if I understand might explain the story from family that it is silver plated. Although it looks to be worn in the areas where skin would have rubbed to a golden color. Where the mouth piece goes in is 22B and I really don't understand what that means. The print on the horn would fit the floral engraving description. Can you help me trace the story more to my Grandpa's trumpet please?
The Conn Loyalist site is the best source of information for Conn instruments. The 22B is the model number for the New York Symphony model, this one made in 1925.
Here is more information on the early 22B:
That trumpet is definitely worth keeping in the family, if you can.