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Author Topic: Original case for a Conn 446N?  (Read 1602 times)

Offline MKilpatrick

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Original case for a Conn 446N?
« on: March 03, 2023, 04:14:12 AM »
Does anybody know exactly how the original case for a Conn 446N would have looked? And have a handy image of one? Mine has a rather annoying little case with catches that don't inspire confidence, and it isn't Conn branded. I would rather like to have an original, vintage case for it.

Would the 424N, 444N, 446N, etc, each have had different cases back in the 1940s?

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Re: Original case for a Conn 446N?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2023, 11:26:42 AM »
I don't have an image handy, but it looks like the 446N and most of its counterparts of the era came with a formed (slim with a bulge for the bell) case, with two "Boston bag" style handles.

According to the catalogs, each model clarinet had a different catalog number for its case, but there's no indication of what would have been different.
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Re: Original case for a Conn 446N?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2023, 03:20:50 PM »
Photos show an example of the type of case that was very common in the c. 1950 era. It was made by a Chicago company with a 3-letter abbreviation that I don't recall. Very possible it was the type of case that would have been supplied with your instrument.

If you wish to buy this one, send me a private msg. The handles were originally leather over rope. These are rope replacements.
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Re: Original case for a Conn 446N?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2023, 09:01:52 PM »
Windy's is a good example.  Here is another in Conn's traditional Royal Purple. 
« Last Edit: November 14, 2023, 08:01:10 PM by Windsong »
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Re: Original case for a Conn 446N?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2023, 10:36:47 AM »
That's a lovely purple case there!

I always hated these cases though. Impossible to stack when you've got 45 that you need to fit somewhere. ha
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Re: Original case for a Conn 446N?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2023, 09:28:30 AM »
But it slips comfortably into your trench coat on your way to Carnegie Hall.
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