C. G. Conn Ephemera

(and other collectibles)

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Postcards of Conn Factory Fire, 1910
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Set of 44 Conn Factory Postcards, 1913
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Photo of Conn Factory Workers, Circa 1920
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Conn Advertising Thermometer, Circa 1903
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Conn Police Badges

Probably used by Conn Security Personnel.

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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.

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Jake Gardner

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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.

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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.  

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Burnisher, Circa 1920s

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Willard Sailor was an engraver for Conn. This was one of his tools. 

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