Conn 5B Symphony

Conn 5B Symphony 1922

Date: 1922. Instrument owned by Steve Hanson

The 5B Symphony is the high pitched version of the 4B Symphony. It was produced probably through 1922. Being a high pitched instrument usually meant that it came with two slides, as can be seen in this picture: a high pitch slide that is on the instrument here, and a low pitch slide with rotary knob to A, in front of the instrument. The cornet to trumpet adapter was pretty standard in those days. The trumpet was a relatively new instrument and most small brass players owned cornets. Hence the adapter. The 5B has a #1½ bore (0.459").