T-shirt: NMM Cornet Patent Shirt
New exclusive National Music Museum patent-design t-shirts!
Reproduced from patent documents in the archives of the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, which correspond to musical instruments in the Museum’s collections. The invention of great style!
- District® Perfect Tri ® Tee
- 50/25/25 poly/ring spun combed cotton/rayon
- Grey frost
- Available in four Adult sizes:
- S (35-37 chest)
- M (38-40 chest)
- L (41-43 chest)
- XL (44-46 chest)
Patent for the Cornet in Bb/A, 1902, by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, Indiana
This 1901 patent introduced the Conn cornet model that was cleverly named the ‘Conn-Queror.’ (The instrument would also sometimes referred to as the ‘Kryl model,’ after the Czech cornet-virtuoso Bohumir Kryl, who endorsed the instrument in 1904.)
This cornet is part of the Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999, at the National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD.