- ideas on Reducing, Reusing, Recycling
One of the most interesting things we have, is an old conn cornet, from 1955, which is rather unusual since it has a solid copper bell. It had been in the brass & woodwind shop for several months, as it was in rather poor cosmetic condition. There was surface pitting (wearing away of the metal due to acidic perspiration), lacquer wear, and tarnishing on much of the exposed brass. We got it, and after a couple of days, decided to try to remove the remaining lacquer, and try to shine up the metal with some polish. The whole job took about 5 hours, and afterwards, the cornet could hardly be recognized! The previously dull and reddish copper bell became a brilliant shining pink, and the surface pitting on the brass was barely noticeable. It is now one of the most unique looking cornets I've ever seen, and one of the best sounding too!
(kyron Thu Feb 17)