Most of the others on here have lots of black spots and oxidation and worn off silver plating etc. My cornet was played in high school back in the 80's a handful of times as I had a trumpet also.
This one is in very very nice shape. I believe it is from 1906 or so. You can look up the serial # online.
The silver has been polished & cleaned. There is literally no oxidation and no silver missing rub off spots on the whole cornet that usually occurs from someones perspiration and finger wear.
Rare shape for an item dated from the early 1900's. There is a ding/dent on the very back as seen in the pic. But the rest of the instrument, I would give this for its age, a B+ or better. The case, for its age is in good shape.The wooden/leather handle has wear/cracks to be expected like all the others on here for its age. All the lock snaps work and the cornet plays and all the slides and valves move.
I did grease the slides some, but the valves will need valve oil as I don't have any. It comes with all you see in the box. Conn silver plated Cornet model. Extra slide, 2 mouth pieces, music holder, mute, 2 mouth piece extenders, and case, It still has that old musty smell from the 1900's when you open the case up. A rare find in this shape.
One mouthpiece has some wear at the bottom from sliding it in and out of the cornet. Any questions ask but that's all I know about it. I believe these come with a gold plated brass bell, hence the different color from the rest of the silver body.Please supersize the pics so you will see how clean and shiny this thing is! Open to a real offer but all low ball offers are set to auto decline.
The item "Rare Nice Shape Antique Silver Plated Cornet Instrument C. Conn #96669 Trumpet" is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Brass\Cornets". The seller is "scoobstoy" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.