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The company was sold in 1980 then again in 1985, reorganized under the parent corporation United Musical Instruments (UMI) in 1986. Conn survives as a brand of musical instruments manufactured by Conn-Selmer retaining several instruments for which it was known: the Conn 8D horn, 88H trombone, 62H bass trombone, 52BSP trumpet and the 1FR flugelhorn. With the outbreak of the American Civil War he enlisted in the army on at the age of seventeen, despite his parents' protests.The assets of UMI were bought by Steinway Musical Instruments in 2000 and in January 2003 were merged with other Steinway properties into a subsidiary called Conn-Selmer. On 14 June 1861 he became a private in Company B, 15th Regiment Indiana Infantry, and shortly afterwards was assigned to a regimental band.He decided to try adhering rubber stamp material to the rim of a mouthpiece which he hoped would conform to his lips.After he showed his friends his idea, he realized that there was tremendous demand for his invention.Fiske's operation was considered to be the best in its time.Conn operated it as a company subsidiary, and in this way he achieved his objectives.
He needed a rim with a groove which the rubber cement would adhere to more easily. In January 1876, Conn joined with Dupont under the name of Conn & Dupont, and Dupont created Conn's first instrument, the Four-in-One cornet, with crooks allowing the horn to be played in the keys of E♭, C, B♭, and A.Conn phased out the Worcester operation (production was ceased in 1898), and Conn established a store in New York City (1897–1902) which a large variety of merchandise was sold under the 'Wonder' label, which included Conn-made woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, violins, mandolins and portable reed organs.The business also distributed American-made and imported guitars, banjos and zithers.In 1969 the company was sold in bankruptcy to the Crowell-Collier-Mac Millan publishing company. In 1850 he accompanied his family to Three Rivers, Michigan and in the following year to Elkhart, Indiana.Conn was divested of its Elkhart production facilities in 1970, leaving remaining production in satellite facilities and contractor sources. Little is known about his early life, other than that he learned to play the cornet.