This is an antique C.G. Conn Conn-Queror cornet in the key of Bb. The Serial #74544 indicates it was built in 1902. The instrument was just professionally cleaned and received new valve washers, water key pads and complete pressure test to check for leaks. The valves and slides move freely. The satin silver plating is in decent condition with some wear throughout, especially on the main tuning slide, 3rd tuning slide and hand contact areas. The gold wash bell interior is mostly intact. The instrument is marked "S" on the back side of the #2 valve casing (above the serial number) which we believe indicates it is a Small Bore.
There are some dents in the bell bow, 3rd slide crook, leadpipe, bow to #3 casing knuckle and 1st to 3rd slide knuckle. The slide pull nibs are missing on the 1st and 2nd tuning slides. The main tuning slide crook was resoldered at some point. The 3rd valve bottom cap is the same Conn style except for a small difference in the knurling. Takes a keen eye to notice the difference, but it is a very close match to the other two originals. Includes a McMillin mouthpiece and the original Conn case. The case is in decent condition and has built-in storage spaces for (none of these accessories are included) a mute, extra tuning slide, 2 mouthpieces (McMillin is included), cleaning rod and lyre. One latch is broken and the case interior banner has been taped back together. The case handle is worn down to the rope.