C. G. Conn Ephemera
(and other collectibles)
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Postcards of Conn Factory Fire, 1910
Set of 44 Conn Factory Postcards, 1913
Photo of Conn Factory Workers, Circa 1920
Conn Advertising Thermometer, Circa 1903
Conn Police Badges
Probably used by Conn Security Personnel.
Conn "First Prize" Camera Club Medal, 1940
Engraved on the back "Presented to / John Richards / for having won first / place in contest points / Awarded Mar 13th, 1941." Gold plated, hand engraved, apparently made in the Conn factory.
Gardner Patent Model Valve Section, Circa 1914
James H. "Jake" Gardner was said to be the only man at Conn that could produce a finished instrument from raw materials, engrave it, then play it. This valve section was most likely kept by Conn for their patent records.
Conn Patent Record Short Action Valve Section
The tag on this valve section reads "The first Conrad short action valve made- Removed Jan. 1936. Keep for patent record. A. L. Jan. 30. 1936. Played 1/4/34". The initials A. L. stand for Allen Loomis, Conn's Chief Research Engineer.
Burnisher, Circa 1920s
Willard Sailor was an engraver for Conn. This was one of his tools.