Double bell tuba

Double bell tuba
Double bell tuba

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

C.G. Conn Instrument Factory... 1911

These are the machines that make parts like valve caps, stems and finger buttons.

1911 C.G. Conn machining department ...

Creating band instruments requires a great number of special tools, forms & jigs. The machining department is where most of the tooling is made.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

C.G. Conn Instrument factory...Circa. 1911

Newly constructed factory to replace the previous one which burned down.
303 workers: 250 men - 53 women.
Manufactured over 800 instruments per month.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My pet project ...

I was asked by the local WNY Alumni Drum Corps. to see if I could do something with this horn. They found it uncovered in the basement of the American Legion hall. After much TLC and elbow's the result!