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Mark Preston
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: USQMC database ???? 1916 Conn 2B Trumpet Reply with quote

I am a 66 year old first time trumpet student and just love it so far. I've got a 1916 Conn 2B trumpet with USQMC engraved on the Bell which indicates it was made for the Army. Do any of you know if there is a way to find out its military history using the serial number? I am a member of Veteran Honor Guard and will use it to sound TAPS. In that capacity, the history would be interesting. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never run into that sort of info researching Conn instruments, but if anyone would know, or know where to direct you, it would be Conn expert Dr. Banks:

http://nmmusd.org/About-Us-Staff
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you multiphonic. I will give that a try.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Conn 2B from 1916? I thought that model originated from the 1920s. Anywho, this looks like a very rare instrument, would love to see pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2B New World Symphony Trumpet was made 1926-1932. The model numbering scheme began in 1920. If the serial number is 1916, it's a Conn Symphony Trumpet built to military specs. The US Army Quartermaster Corps has a record of every serial number purchased back in the day (paper record). Years ago, they used to look up serial numbers for people to identify where a horn was used - but that may be a thing of the past.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that is really helpful info. Greatly appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:03 pm    Post subject: USQMC Reply with quote

Marking refers to US Quartermaster Marine corps. Usually a regular horn sold to military.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the responses. The horn, serial number 152xxx, does make it a 1916 so is not a 2b. The USQMC marking makes it an Army issue. Hopefully someone can point me in the direction of a source to track down the old Quartermaster Corps records. So far, I haven't had much luck. Thanks again to all.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Preston wrote:
Thank you for the responses. The horn, serial number 152xxx, does make it a 1916 so is not a 2b. The USQMC marking makes it an Army issue. Hopefully someone can point me in the direction of a source to track down the old Quartermaster Corps records. So far, I haven't had much luck. Thanks again to all.


Best guess would be to contact the QMC museum at Fort Lee VA and see if they can help with contact info for the archives unit.
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