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Annotated Checklist of Alto Clarinets by
C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, Indiana

(in chronological order)


NMM 10055. Alto clarinet in E-flat by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1939. Four sections. Stamped on top joint:  C.G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA (all in oval cartouche); on bell:  C.G. CONN LTD. / -- ELKHART -- / IND. U.S.A.; on back of bottom joint: CONN U.S.A. / 440N E 287935L. Serial number 287935. Model 440N. Grenadilla, German-silver ferrules, neck, and bell. Boehm system. Eighteen German-silver keys, one left-hand, thumb-plateau key, five German-silver rings (rings for all fingers except left-hand thumb which is plateau key, and left-hand third finger which is open hole). Two independent register keys. Low E on bell. Length (top of top joint to bottom of bottom joint):  630 mm. Gift of Donald E. Berger, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 2001.


NMM 5314. Alto clarinet in E-flat by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1939. Four sections. Stamped on top joint:  C.G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA (all in oval cartouche); on bell:  C.G. CONN LTD. / -- ELKHART -- / IND. U.S.A.; on back of bottom joint:  CONN U.S.A. / 427N E 286211L. Serial number 286211. Model 427N. Grenadilla, German-silver ferrules, neck, and bell. Boehm system. Seventeen German-silver keys, three plateau keys for left-hand first and third fingers, and right-hand third finger. Four German-silver rings, including left-hand thumb. Single, automatic, register-key mechanism, double-bridge key. Low E on bell. Length (top of top joint to bottom of bottom joint): 630 mm. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4640. Alto clarinet in E-flat by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1940. Four sections. Stamped on top joint:  C.G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA (all in oval cartouche); on bell:  C.G. CONN LTD. / -- ELKHART -- / IND. U.S.A.; on back of bottom joint: CONN U.S.A. / 440N E 292852L. Serial number 292852. Model 440N. Grenadilla, German-silver ferrules, neck, and bell. Boehm system. Eighteen German-silver keys, one left-hand thumb plateau key, five German-silver rings (rings for all fingers except left-hand thumb which is plateau key, and left-hand third finger which is open hole). Two independent register keys. Low E on bell. Length (top of top joint to bottom of bottom joint):  632 mm. Ebonite mouthpiece stamped:  CONN / Standard (in script) / STEELAY / USA. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4707. Alto clarinet in E-flat by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1940. Four sections. Stamped on top joint:  C.G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA (all in oval cartouche); on bell:  C.G. CONN LTD. / -- ELKHART -- / IND. U.S.A.; on back of bottom joint: CONN U.S.A. / 472N E 290915L. Serial number 290915. Model 472N. Grenadilla, German-silver ferrules, neck, bell. Boehm system. Seventeen German-silver keys, three plateau keys for left-hand first and third fingers, and right-hand third finger. Four German-silver rings, including left-hand thumb. Single, automatic, register-key mechanism, double-bridge key. Low E on bell. Length (top of top joint to bottom of bottom joint):  624 mm. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4706. Alto clarinet in E-flat by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1947. Four sections. Stamped on top joint:  C.G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA (all in oval cartouche); on bell:  C.G. CONN LTD. / -- ELKHART -- / IND. U.S.A.; on back of bottom joint: CONN U.S.A. / 472N E 321719L. Serial number 321719. Model 472N. Grenadilla, German-silver ferrules, neck, bell. Boehm system. Seventeen German-silver keys, three plateau keys for left-hand first and third fingers, and right-hand third finger. Four German-silver rings, including left-hand thumb. Single, automatic, register-key mechanism, double-bridge key. Low E on bell. Length (top of top joint to bottom of bottom joint):  630 mm. Plastic mouthpiece stamped:  CONN / PRECISION. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.

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