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Antique Musical Instruments: antique trumpet, keystone state, 1864
keystone state, 1864, trumpet: Henry Weymann was in business in Philadelphia from 1864-1942. He started selling instruments in 1870. In 1885, he started advertising as H. A. Weymann & Son and he started using the trade name of Keystone in his later years of business. I am unsure as to...

Antique Musical Instruments: autoharp, windsor ontario canada, family heirloom
windsor ontario canada, family heirloom, vertical stripes: Dear Karlene, Take your instrument to a couple of stores that sell violins or pianos and talk to the owner. Also find out who does their repair work and talk to the repairperson. You will at least find out the name of the instrument and a couple of...

Antique Musical Instruments: BASS DRUM, dear marie, metal strips
dear marie, metal strips, silent movies: Dear Marie, I am not an appraiser, I am a historian. I suggest you take the drum to several stores that sell drums and talk to the owners. You can buy new heads for it and have them installed at these stores. The owners should be able to give you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bach Mt. Vernon, strads, mt vernon
strads, mt vernon, selmer: I m don t know all the subtleties of Bach Strads, but it is my understanding that Mt Vernon indicates where it was made, but it also indicates an instrument of special quality. I believe that the Mt Vernon plant made Bach instruments from 1952 to 1961 (or...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baritone Horn, baritone horn, sole agent
baritone horn, sole agent, sole agents: Baring made instruments that were then imported into the US and sold by HN White in the 1880s. White sold them under the names of Union, Imperial, Silver Star, and Superior Silver Star. And, were marked with HN White being the sole agent. I ve not been able...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baritone for a student?, conn selmer, bass trombone
conn selmer, bass trombone, main instruments: I m probably not the best person to ask, I play on an 1894 Distin baritone in community band! A lot of it is going to be based on personal taste. My main horn (bass trombone) is a Yamaha, as are all the other family member s main instruments; but I have...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baritone, john dallas, sole distributors
john dallas, sole distributors, tolbert: Hi Patricia, John Dallas and Sons were dealers at Clifton St. in London, starting in 1875. I don t know who may have actually made the instrument. That, in itself, wouldn t mean much in terms of value. I m assuming that the music store saw something...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bb trumpet, interactive place, current condition
interactive place, current condition, model numbers: Hi Brian, I m not sure about what would appear to be a model number. 1050B. Conn generally labeled his trumpets with a B to designate trumpets but thre is no 1050, that I know of. If it was made in 1906, that may be because it was before he started...

Antique Musical Instruments: Beaufort American cornet, american instruments, ebay
american instruments, ebay, holton: Actually, the seller is pretty close. Holton did sell the Beaufort American instruments. However, they did not make them. It was an early attempt to break into the student market (before the Collegiate line), that didn t prove too successful. Despite...

Antique Musical Instruments: Benge cornet, king tempo, united musical instruments
king tempo, united musical instruments, quality horn: I think you have a quality horn. But, check out this WEB site, it will help figure out the detail of the horn. http://www.musicbyjoelill.com/benge/ The King Tempo was designed by King to be an upscale student level horn. I.e. better than student...

Antique Musical Instruments: Besson Euphonium, besson euphonium, serial number
besson euphonium, serial number, math: At one time there was a WEB site that posted more complete numbers but it has gone off line. The chart that is currently available ends in 1952. But, you may be able to estimate using several years to get how many instruments they were making per year and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Beuscher Saxophone, tenor saxophone, student model
tenor saxophone, student model, maintenance issues: It sort of depends on how old it is. The 400 was introduced after WWII, and was their top of the line. And, the early models are preferred. Buescher was purchased by Selmer in 1963 (serial # 38100) and these are less desired. Should be a good horn, take...

Antique Musical Instruments: Another Bohland & Fuchs Cornet, henri gautier, valve casing
henri gautier, valve casing, cornet mouthpieces: I think it was a typo when you said it was marked B&H rather than B&F? With the Austria marking, I suspect that it is of Bohland and Fuchs manufacture. Is is possible that rather than old lacquer that it is simply tarnished brass? Henri Gautier Virtuoso...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey & Co Class A Cornet, eb cornet, open tone
eb cornet, open tone, light valve: When you play a C on a Eb cornet, it sounds an Eb. When, you play an F on a Bb trumpet, it sounds a Eb. So, yes you have an instrument pitched in Eb. I m assuming that this horn is smaller than your Bb trumpet, which would make it an Eb (probably) cornet....

Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey & Co. cornet, valve casings, assembly department
valve casings, assembly department, boosey: My understanding of that is that there were two departments one which assembled the instrument and one that built the valve assembly. They each had their own numbering system and although they are similar, they are also generally different. The assembly department...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey & Hawkes Trumpet, poor shape, boosey and hawkes
poor shape, boosey and hawkes, ebay: You may want to try the Boosey site to run your serial numbers at http://www.besson.com/SerialNumber2_Strings.asp. (I m on a browser that won t run it at the moment). As to value, I d suggest you watch completed items on eBay and see what similar instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston M.I.M. trombone, military instrument, raw brass
military instrument, raw brass, blue magic: That would date it to about 1897. I would also suppose that it was a military instrument. I think you could clean it yourself, and save the expense. But the technique for doing so would depend on what finish it has. The most likely would be silverplate...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston Musical Instrument Manufy, archaeological conservation, manufactury
archaeological conservation, manufactury, graves co: The Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory was formed in 1869 from the joining of Graves & Co. and E. G. Wright & Co. The firm produced high quality brass instruments In 1913, the company reorganized under the name of Boston Musical Instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brand name, lyon and healy, american professional
lyon and healy, american professional, buescher: Hi Gary, Probably not. What you have is a Lyon and Healy, trade name American Professional. Around the turn of the century they were the major importer of instruments into the US. They made a few of their own, and they stenciled some US made horns. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass Trumpet, chateau thierry, family owned business
chateau thierry, family owned business, paris france: Couesnon has been in business sinced 1827. Your horn was made 100 years later in 1927. In the early part of the 20th century, they had over 1000 employees, and their instruments were held in high regard. But, by the late 20 s, their business had dwindled....

Antique Musical Instruments: Brua C. Keefer Cornet, valve casing, jim milan
valve casing, jim milan, low pitch: The horn was made in 1916. The two numbers represent the tracking number for different parts of the process. The valve engine and the complete assembly. The Bell number is the one that is used to date it. Bits (lead pipe) are a problem. It seems like...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher 400 Truetone Trombone (age & usage), tuning slide, silver gold
tuning slide, silver gold, philharmonic: It appears to date to approximately 1947. It was the top of the line instrument. It has a narrow bore, but more flare in the bell, which gives it a fuller sound than would be expected with a narrow bore horn. I don t have pictures of this model. If...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, buescher, truetone
buescher, truetone, saxophones: Your horn was made in 1927. The TrueTone model was a very popular sax and one of the few of that age with very good intonation. The TrueTone was updated in 1926 with the addition of a front F key. They were handmade and those made between the late 20 s...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Cornet, quality maker, professional instrument
quality maker, professional instrument, flare: It appears that the instrument was made in 1912. Tell your son that though it is old, it was made to be a professional instrument, and Buescher was a quality maker. The patent is for the Split-No-Tone bell, which was made with thicker metal in the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher clarinet, woodwinds, clarinet
woodwinds, clarinet, serial number: I may have mis-read your serial number. There one more 1 in there than I recognized. Double check your horn and see if there isn t an extra digit in there. You can look it up on http://www.musictrader.com/buescher.html I don t know that much about woodwinds,...

Antique Musical Instruments: the Buescher Elkheart-ind, modern instruments, buescher
modern instruments, buescher, quality instruments: Made about 1928, and unlike some instruments of the early 20th Century, it plays at modern pitch - so, it will be in tune with today s bands. Buescher made good quality instruments, although the trombones of that ear are likely to sound less mellow than...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher euphonium/baritone?, buescher aristocrat, tenor horn
buescher aristocrat, tenor horn, tuning slide: Well, there is no clear - undisputed - definition of what is a baritone and what is an euphonium. (or tenor horn, or Bb bass) But, to me the best definition is how much of the tubing is cylindrical versus how much is conical. So, those horns that have the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Sousaphone, standard pitch, triangle logo
standard pitch, triangle logo, low pitch: Nope. Nothing Conn about it. Buescher was a well respected instrument maker. The markings mean: It was made in 1927, and was tuned to low pitch (which is modern standard pitch), the Buescher patent was for a way to keep the metal of the bell thicker...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Trumpet #55916, band instrument, size manufacturers
band instrument, size manufacturers, instrument company: Buescher had previously worked for Conn-Dupont, but started his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. in 1894. He changed the name in 1904 to Buescher Band Instrument Co., and then sold the company in 1916, though he remained as manager...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher trumpet, serial numner, pedler
serial numner, pedler, instrument company: Although, this horn lists Buescher as president, it appears that the American Triumph was a tradename or model, of the Art Musical Instrument Company which became the Harry Pedler and Sons Company. This company was formed in 1932 after Buescher left the company...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buffet clarinets, boise idaho, vintage instruments
boise idaho, vintage instruments, pristine condition: Quite frankly, if selling them is your intention, I would recommend simply taking very good pictures of them and selling them on eBay. The value of instruments tends to raise to the proper value as there are so many potential buyers looking at them. Reserves...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy Clarinet..The Selmer Co., bundy clarinet, thumb hole
bundy clarinet, thumb hole, ebay: The serial number for the upper section should be located on the back side of the top near where the barrel attaches and higher than the thumb hole. The lower section serial should be near the top on the backside where the tennon ring to connect the two...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy Paris ALL Silver or Nickel Clairnet, wood clarinet, mouth piece
wood clarinet, mouth piece, bundy: In 1918, George Bundy gained the rights to distribute Selmer products in the United States, and gained a hold on the professional clarinet market. Selmser talks about its transition to plastics in the 1940 s but does not mention the metal clarinets. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy trumpet info., pea shooter, bundy
pea shooter, bundy, thrift store: It sounds like it is a style that is nick-named a pea-shooter. It was simply a different configuration of the tubing. I don t believe that they were of a smaller bore than other trumpets of that age, but you might want to check to see whether the bore is...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosey and hawkes old drum, rope tension, boosey and hawkes
rope tension, boosey and hawkes, number sequences: I m not really going to be of much help. I don t really know much about drums. Boosey and Hawkes ran different serial number sequences for different types of instruments. And, I know of no listing for percussion. Beyond that, I would think that you...

Antique Musical Instruments: buescher trumpet/coronet, low pitch, speedy reply
low pitch, speedy reply, ok condition: Well it sort of depends on 1) where you live, and 2) what all is wrong with it. More likely than not, I won t know anyone local to you, but if you want to send pictures of the horn, I can at least get a sense of what it needs. Send to Kenton@punxypa.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: bundy clarinet, bundy clarinet, ebay
bundy clarinet, ebay, level instruments: George Bundy worked for Selmer and became their manager in 1927. I find no record of Bundy ever making instruments under his own name other than as used by Selmer as a trade name for student level instruments. However, I must also note that I know more...

Antique Musical Instruments: Where to buy and value anitque instruments, replacement values, reputable dealer
replacement values, reputable dealer, accurate value: Well a couple of places come to mind http://horncollector.com/, http://horncollector.com/, http://www.rugs-n-relics.com/ but, I don t think any one place is going to have anything near the quantity that would would take to use their stock as references to...

Antique Musical Instruments: C.G. CONN Cornet, conn instruments, ebay
conn instruments, ebay, blue magic: The process I use on very tarnished instruments is to first use Tarnx, and then Blue Magic, and then followed up with Haggerty Silver Polish. Strips of cloth to wrap around the tubes will also help. It is still a labor intensive process, but it will clean...

Antique Musical Instruments: C.G. Conn Ltd. U.S.N., brilliant sound, modern instruments
brilliant sound, modern instruments, trombone slide: That would appear to be one from 1917. It is probably more useful as a display item rather than one to play. Though it might play, it is not going to be the same as a more modern trombone. The bore is likely to be more narrow, and therefore a more brilliant...

Antique Musical Instruments: C.G. Conn Sax, conn saxophone, old conn
conn saxophone, old conn, ebay: James, I don t really follow the prices of woodwinds, so I m not sure of the answer to your question. But, I believe that those old Conn saxes were respected instruments, and are collectable. I can only suggest that you continue to do what you have been...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, carl fischer, artist model
carl fischer, artist model, clarinet: Carl Fischer is a music industry company since 1872. The instrument portion of their operation was primarily as dealers and importers, not makers. There are no serial number lists for the company to date the instruments that are labeled with their name....

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Cornet, carl fischer, stencil
carl fischer, stencil, yabb: Well, I don t have any specific information on dating your instrument as no records have been found to connect Fischer serial numbers with dates of . . . well sale, i guess. Most of the Fischer horns were imported and the Fischer logo was stencil ed on....

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Coronet, serial number list, carl fischer
serial number list, carl fischer, carl fisher: Carl Fischer established his business in New York in 1872. With many of the instrument makers, we can determine date of manufacture from the serial number, but there is no serial number list for Fischer as far as I am aware. Senator, American, Superior,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Trombone, serial number list, fischer inc
serial number list, fischer inc, low pitch: Hi Tim, Well, in spite of the engraving that says it was made in New York, it wasn t. It is Czech made. If you read the competitors ads of the time, you would think that was a bad thing. It really isn t. Many of the Czech horns are good players. They...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischers Sax Horn, civil war music, tenor horns
civil war music, tenor horns, prolific inventors: Hi Sheila; I m not a saxhorn expert by any means (I ve maybe seen one or two in person in my life, and never touched one), but I ll try to help. The mid-to-late 19th century was a real boom time for new instruments--all sorts of wacky things were being...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fishers Trombone, trombones, country of origin
trombones, country of origin, slides: For most of their history in instruments sales, Fischer was a dealer and did not make the instruments themselves, though in later years they did buy York). The two pitch slides would indicate that it was probably made around the beginning of the the 20th...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier Coronet made in Elkhart Indiana, economy version, 92a
economy version, 92a, elkhart indiana: The Cavalier s were a second line of a second line. That is to say that the main company was Conn, and Conn used Pan American as their economy brand. And, in turn Cavalier was an economy version for Pan American. That being said, I have found that Cavaliers...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier Slide Trombone Made in Elkhart Indiana, elkhart indiana, pan american
elkhart indiana, pan american, cavalier: Cavalier was a student line of instruments made by Conn. It was actually a second line under Pan American. But it appears that the serial numbers for Cavalier and neither Conn nor Pan American match up. Being a student line, they do not command a lot...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier Tenor Sax, tenor sax, key seats
tenor sax, key seats, patd: I m not sure about woodwinds, as they aren t really my area. My experience with Cavaliers is that though they don t seem to have the value of some of the other brands, they nevertheless are good playing instruments, that maybe should have a better reputation....

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier Trumbone, slide trombone, playing instruments
slide trombone, playing instruments, horn section: Cavalier was a secondary brand of the Pan American brand which was a secondary brand of Conn. The Cav s started appearing in the 30s, and were intended to be an economical amateur instrument. However, the ones that I have had contact were all pretty darn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier Trumpet or Cornet, previous question, serial numbers
previous question, serial numbers, pan american: I not found anyone that could establish how the Cavalier serial numbers translate. The Conn serial numbers (the parent company) are different than the Pan American numbers (of which Cavalier is a second line). And, it appears that Cavalier might have used...

Antique Musical Instruments: CG Conn Vintage Trombone, keepsake, horns
keepsake, horns, conn: Dates to about 1915. You probably won t get a lot for it, unless there is something unique about it that sets it apart from others. You may want to keep an eye for similar horns on eBay to see what they are going for. Or, you may choose to retain it as...

Antique Musical Instruments: CG Conn Worcester trumpet, old trumpet, conns
old trumpet, conns, ebay: In 1886 Conn purchased Fiske Plant in Worcester and labeled horns Elkhart and Worcester. He phased out the Worcester plant in 1898, but kept it on the logo until 1900. Yours dates to 1900. Collectors do like the old Conns. They do show up on eBay,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Charles F Griebert Baritone Horn, baritone horn, master model
baritone horn, master model, suspicion: That name is not listed in the references, nor have I come across one. My first suspicion would be that it is a stencil, i.e. made by one company, but then engraved by a dealer with his own name. It is very doubtful that there would be parts available,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Chello and Organ's, hi john, lables
hi john, lables, repairman: Dear Sharon, The label for the cello will be on the inside, glued to the back. You may need a flashlight to see it. On the organ, the name should be on the front, open the top and look for labels, and open any other doors in the cabinet. The pianos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, clarinet players, student quality
clarinet players, student quality, quality instruments: Not very much. Continental was a store brand that Conn created and used for student quality instruments. Metal clarinets were an experiment, trying to make a more durable, less suseptible to weather, and cheaper instrument. But, most clarinet players...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, clarinet players, brass instruments
clarinet players, brass instruments, clarinets: Other than a passing reference in Langwill index to Rene Duval, I have no other information on the company. But, that would seem to indicate that the brand was not well known and probably not highly valued. Also, metal clarinets are generally not thought...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet Information., plastic polymers, foremost area
plastic polymers, foremost area, benny goodman: Hi Thomas Back before good plastics and polymers were readily available; instrument makers were looking for a durable alternative for fine woods used to make clarinets. The problem with the woods is that they don t tolerate very much abuse and they are...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet identification, plastic instrument, level instruments
plastic instrument, level instruments, internet thanks: I m not familiar with a model by the name Art.is.o Professional. But, professional level clarinets are made of wood - most often grenedilla and sometimes a rosewood. Student level instruments are made of resonite and other related materials. A student...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, cleveland orchestra, number c
cleveland orchestra, number c, information thanks: My area is not woodwinds, and I have not heard of The Virginian as a brand. I would suspect that it was a rebranded stencil and sold by a music store. It may have belonged to a member of the orchestra, but probably only when he/she was were a young...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cleaning Metal Clarinets, local music store, tarnex
local music store, tarnex, nickel plate: Cloths made for the purpose of cleaning musical instruments are not a bad thing. Most such cloths come with two pieces of fabric impregnated with a metal cleaner. In many, there is a heavy tarnish cloth which is a stronger abrasive cleaner. If you re...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cleveland Baritone Horn, baritone horn, serial numbers
baritone horn, serial numbers, pianos: The original Cleveland company, started in 1920, put a C on the beginning of their serial numbers, so it would appear that is what you have. White bought Cleveland out in 1925. So, if there is no reference to White on the horn, that would pretty much...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cleveland Greyhound, musical instr, flagship line
musical instr, flagship line, dominant models: For a brief period of time Cleveland Musical Instr. Co. existed as its own independent company, being established in 1920. HN White purchased it in 1925, and used the label from then on to market student level instruments. So the question becomes, was...

Antique Musical Instruments: CONN TRUMPET DIRECTOR, valve casing, conns
valve casing, conns, mouth piece: Well, there are basically two ways: Some Conns have their model number stamped on the mouthpiece receiver. You can at least find out what years the model was in production from that. The other way is by looking up the serial number. It should be on the...

Antique Musical Instruments: CORNET QUESTION, metal clasps, serial number list
metal clasps, serial number list, beau ideal: Beau Ideal was a tradename used by Lyon & Healy of Chicago. Lyon & Healy at the beginning of the 20th century was the largest supplier of musical instruments in the US. They imported a lot and made a few brass instruments. Although, we are trying to construct...

Antique Musical Instruments: COUESNON EUPHONIUM, lafayette paris, rue lafayette
lafayette paris, rue lafayette, euphonium: Couesnon seems to have not been consistent in the way that they marked their instruments. Some have a symbol that is nicknamed a pineapple - a circle with a number in it. If you horn has one of those symbols the number should be the year of manufacture....

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Director, mellow sound, mouthpiece
mellow sound, mouthpiece, trumpet: A cornet has a different change in bore from mouthpiece to bell than the trumpet. The trumpet starts with a larger bore and ends up at about the same as the cornet. They are also usually wrapped slightly differently with the cornet looking rounder and shorter....

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn E32082, repair technician, piston
repair technician, piston, conn: You would need to check with a repair technician. There are some horns that have parts in inventory with the suppliers. But that is getting pretty old and it may be that even if the model is the same, there may be differences between what is stocked and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Limited Tenor Trombone, low pitch, bass trombones
low pitch, bass trombones, tuning slide: Hi Jamie, I d like to see some pictures of it. That serial number would indicate that it is of 1929 manufacture. The in-slide tuning is something that is sometimes seen on horns that were intended for use with the symphony. But Conn also had...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Sousaphone, support ribs, conn sousaphone
support ribs, conn sousaphone, outer edges: Please check that serial number again, I don t think that can be right. While you are at it, check the bell collar (where the body and the bell go together, look for some numbers and the letter K . And, if you would like to send pictures, send them to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet, festival fanfare, low pitch
festival fanfare, low pitch, tenor horn: I can give you a general history of the company. Starting around 1884 the Salvation Army began as a dealer selling other makersí brass instruments. They opened a repair shop in in 1889 at 96 Southwark St. By 1890, they started building instruments from...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet made at Standard Band Music Co, Sudbury, vega company, sam ash
vega company, sam ash, band instrument: The Standard Band Instrument Company was started in 1884 by Thompson & Odell as the Brasswind branch using stock and equipment previously owned by Quinby (Quinby produced instruments from 1861 to 1884). They were in turn taken over by Vega in 1909. The Vega...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet question, antoine courtois, hi lauren
antoine courtois, hi lauren, approximate value: Hi Lauren, J. Howard Foote was an importer/manufacturere who claimed that his imports were nevertheless made to his specifications. Courtois products were imported by him. Courtois has always been respected for their products. To date the instrument,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet, suffolk st, cornets
suffolk st, cornets, current information: Dear Marge, I suggest you take the instrument to two or three stores that sell cornets and talk to the owners. They should be able to give you current information on the manufacturer as well as an estimate of its value. Also talk to the person who...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet Information & Value, greek army, instruments de musique
greek army, instruments de musique, fuchs: Hi Andrea, The Bohland and Fuchs company was a very productive company making instruments both under their own name and also provided instruments to other retailers to put their own name on them. They along with several other companies made instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet Lamoreaux Freres Artist's tru, low pitch, lamoreaux
low pitch, lamoreaux, case thanks: Lamoreaux Freres is a tradename that was used for instruments sold by Sears. There are no serial number lists to determine age for this brand. But, the patent at least tells you that it is no older than 1906. The additional tubes are probably to either...

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon & Cie, many horns, old trumpet
many horns, old trumpet, couesnon: Couesnon has been in business for over 170 years. By 1911, Couesnon had expanded to eleven factories and more than 1000 workers. During this time the products were highly sought after and were played by many virtuosos. But, by 1927 they were down...

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon Euphonium, exposition universelle de paris, valve casings
exposition universelle de paris, valve casings, valve casing: Well, Couesnon bought out Gautrot in the 1880s. So, I suppose this instrument is using Gautrot design(I don t have any pictures of a Gautrot 4v euph with which to compare. ) Does it look similar to this Couesnon? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1124192849#...

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon silver trombone, couesnon et cie, many horns
couesnon et cie, many horns, private labels: Lafayette is one of the sub brands used by Couesnon. Couesnon has been in business for over 170 years. The Couesnon company was started in 1827, outside of Paris. Cousenon was located in Paris in 1882 by Amedee Couesnon the son-in-law of Gautrot Aine....

Antique Musical Instruments: Courtois cornet, antoine courtois, armbruster
antoine courtois, armbruster, antique shop: Kurt, Courtois and Mille formed a partnership in 1856. The company existed until 1947. Speculation: They participated in an Exhibition in 1878. They also participated in one in 1889, in which they also won an award. Therefore, it would appear that your...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cousenon and Company Cornet, exposition universelle de paris, tenor horns
exposition universelle de paris, tenor horns, many horns: You are welcome on the American Triumph. Glad to be of assistance. Regarding the Couesnon, a number of the European makers liked to decorate their bells with awards and recognitions. Bessons are done up similarly. So, I would expect that this might have...

Antique Musical Instruments: Crusade trumpet, e bay, stencil
e bay, stencil, crusade: I m not sure either. I ve not heard of that brand name. If it is an old horn, then it is probably a stencil sold by a music store but made elsewhere possibly imported from the Czech Republic area. If it is a new horn, then is it also probably imported,...

Antique Musical Instruments: c.g.conn saxaphone, sth australia, old conn
sth australia, old conn, transitional model: Provided the sax plays at modern pitch of A=440; the value of the instrument is directly related to how well it sounds. These old Conn models are fairly common and bring a few hundred dollars on the collector market. But! If it is a particularly good player...

Antique Musical Instruments: What is this called, e mail address, john moyer
e mail address, john moyer, dr beaumont: Dear Michele, I am happy to help you with your problem, but I need some more information. If it is difficult to send a picture over the internet, you can mail me a picture. My e-mail address in JMoyer42@yahoo.com. Send it to John Moyer 1765 Bandera...

Antique Musical Instruments: cavalier sax, great shape, saxes
great shape, saxes, silver plate: Saxes aren t me area, I want to say that up front. Cavalier was a second line off of a second line from Conn. i.e. Conn - Pan American - Cavalier. That being said, every Cavalier I have been around were decent playing horns. But it does affect their...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet & trumpet, clarinet trumpet, vague details
clarinet trumpet, vague details, clarient: I don t think that the markings on only the mouthpiece are an indication of anything. Artly and Buffet are brand names, but that does sound like what you have. I don t think you can say it is any brand. The Conn Director is a student level instrument....

Antique Musical Instruments: conn cornet parts, conn cornet, old conn
conn cornet, old conn, water keys: OK, it seems like we took a very round about path to what it is that you are actually looking for. So, the saddle is ok, and you just need a the waterkey itself. It would seem that this part is common to the period, and not necessarily to that particular...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn coronet, conn usa, valve bodies
conn usa, valve bodies, student model: Hi Paul, The Conn Director is a student model horn. People today seem to prefer the trumpet to the cornet, so that won t help it in value. (Though there is little real difference between a cornet and a trumpet.) It was made about 1968. It is a decent...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn ltd. sousaphone, good shape, engravings
good shape, engravings, conn: The easy part is that it was made in 1927. But, after that it is going to depend on condition, and which model it is. Some models will go for a few hundred, others, a a couple of thousand. Conn offered more than a dozen different models in 1927. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn sax, saxes, art work
saxes, art work, sax: Rita, Sounds to me like you have an old sax from about 1918. And, yes that would make it pretty rare, simply because of its age. Which is a separate question from whether it is valuable or not. Its value would of course depend on it condition as well...

Antique Musical Instruments: cornet, valve slides, low pitch
valve slides, low pitch, lyre: The 16,17,18 are just to keep track of which piston was custom fit to which casing. Extra slides probably mean that it was intended to play at more than one pitch, possibly different keys, or high and low pitch. It is probably one that was made in the...

Antique Musical Instruments: coronet, open tone, ebay
open tone, ebay, band instrument: You have what is a potentially interesting bit of history. The Meredith company invented the Open-Tone Cornet, which was a cornet with separate bells for several registers. They were in Marion OH from 1907 - 1920, then they moved to California. The instructions...

Antique Musical Instruments: couesnon & cie flute, exposition logo, paris expositions
exposition logo, paris expositions, paris exposition: Woodwinds are not my area, but Couesnon instruments usually have a little circle, sometimes referred to as a pineapple, that has a number in it. That number is the year of manufacture. The company was known as Couesnon & Cie from 1888 on. They were in Paris...

Antique Musical Instruments: cymbles, accurate appraisal, cymbals
accurate appraisal, cymbals, phone calls: Dear Colin, I cannot find any information about them. I suggest you call several stores that sell drums and ask them about the cymbals. You may have to take them in to get an accurate appraisal, but a few phone calls will tell you a lot. Jake...

Antique Musical Instruments: Date of Baritone Sax, baritone sax, proper intonation
baritone sax, proper intonation, low pitch: Mark, Woodwinds are not my area, but I am trying to do the same as you are with an antique Worcester Conn bari that I have. Triebert was established in 1810, and were primarily oboe makers. However, they went into bankruptcy in 1881. They were bought...

Antique Musical Instruments: Deagan Xylophone, charlotte symphony, dear fred
charlotte symphony, dear fred, good shape: Dear Fred, That is a tough question. Try writing to some larger orchestras and try to find the name of the percussionists. Write or call them to see if they are interested. The owner of a music store that sells drums or the person who repairs them...

Antique Musical Instruments: Dyers cornet, mankato mn, john dyer
mankato mn, john dyer, largest music: William John Dyer was a dealer and importer. He became the largest music house west of Chicago. He started in Boston 1855-1868. He moved t Mankato MN 1869-1882, In St Paul from 1882 using the name Dyer & Howard. In 1885, the name was changed to W.H. Dyer...

Antique Musical Instruments: date this piano please!, barnes company, piano atlas
barnes company, piano atlas, keyboard instrument: I ll be glad to try to help you with this, Jason. My personal library contains little on pianos of this period, since my keyboard instrument specialization drops off after 1850. I don t own a copy of Pierce s Piano Atlas , the primary source for dating...

Antique Musical Instruments: dont know, antique instrument, trivia question
antique instrument, trivia question, electronic machine: Well, I don t know that I would consider it an antique instrument, and I don t know its name. BUT, the only instrument I can think of where you do not not need to be in contact was an electronic machine that developed a sound that varied in pitch when a...

Antique Musical Instruments: Eb Alto Horn, eb alto horn, strangeways manchester
eb alto horn, strangeways manchester, lyon and healy: Assuming that L&H used the Higham serial numbers on the Higham horns that they handled, your horn should date to about 1879-80. Higham was in business from 1842 and produced quality instruments. Lyon and Healy from 1864-1940. Around the turn of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Eclipse Horn, brass repair, piano dealer
brass repair, piano dealer, replacement pieces: Hi Jeremy, I believe the name on the instrument is actually SR Leland & Son. He was in business from 1883 to 1915. I m assuming the 231 is a serial number, which means it was made early in the business s history. He had been a piano dealer, a music...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Band instr. co, sorry paul, yellow brass
sorry paul, yellow brass, band instrument: Sorry Paul, I misread the name. I ve been struggling with a rather severe headache and apparently didn t look close enough. OK, there was a similarly named company Elkhart Musical Instrument Co. between 1912-7 that merged with Martin. Then there...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart (Built by Buescher) Trumpet, band instrument, instrument co
band instrument, instrument co, dupont: Buescher started his own company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. in 1894, after previously workintg for Conn-Dupont. Changed the name in 1904 to Buescher Band Instrument Co. He sold the company in 1916, though he remained as manager and engineer. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Saxophone, different pitches, band instrument
different pitches, band instrument, buescher: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company that made brass instruments between 1924 and 1928. In 1928, it merged with Buescher and Buescher also used it as a trade name. If it looks like an alto, it probably is. There were different pitches that horns were...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart single french horn, move slides, diamond shape
move slides, diamond shape, double horn: I don t see why is should be a bad idea. You may want to get it serviced and cleaned so that it is in good working order, easy blowing and trouble free. As your student becomes more accomplished, he/she will probably want to move on to a double horn, but...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trumpet, silver trumpet, gold wash
silver trumpet, gold wash, instrument company: Probably the inner bell is not brass but rather a gold wash (a plating of gold). The name Elkhart is confusing because a) There was an Elkhart Musical Instrument Company that made brass instruments between 1912 and 1917, and that it subsequently merged...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trumpet, confusing name, instrument company
confusing name, instrument company, band instrument: Elkhart is a confusing name. a) There was an Elkhart Musical Instrument Company that made brass instruments between 1912 and 1917, and that it subsequently merged with Martin. b) there was a Elkhart Band Instrument Company that made brass instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: English Fox Hunting Horns, hunting horns, fox hunting
hunting horns, fox hunting, copper brass: Dear Adrian, Sometimes there is a name and a serial number stamped somewhere on the horn. If there is none, I suggest you take the horns or at least pictures of them to a store that sells them and ask the owner if he knows anything. Also ask to speak...

Antique Musical Instruments: Euphonium, central pennsylvania, opera house
central pennsylvania, opera house, copper: Where in Central Pa.? I m in Punxsutawney. I would think most likely Brass. IF you have pictures, I might be able to tell more. You can send them to Kenton@punxypa.com Vickie, I tried to respond to your email, but it bounced back as undeliverable...

Antique Musical Instruments: electrochord, ebay, local library
ebay, local library, pianos: Dear Samantha, I suggest you go to or call on the phone several stores that sell pianos. Any of them should have several eletronic keyboards for sale. They should also be able to order you an electrocord. For more information you could try your local...

Antique Musical Instruments: engraved clearbore alto horn 1862 and 1865, alto horn, higham
alto horn, higham, band director: Clearbore is a model made by Joesph Higham, Manchester. I m not certain what numbers you referenced are connected to. All Higham instruments I ve seen had a lot of information them. Is there anything else on the instrument? It is difficult to tell much...

Antique Musical Instruments: etimated value of Conn cornet, conn cornet, ballpark figure
conn cornet, ballpark figure, ebay: Hi Steve, The patent date only tells you that it is no older than that date. However, the serial number will give us more information. It tells us that it was made in 1914. I will not try to estimate its value as there are many variables involved....

Antique Musical Instruments: euphonium, exposition de paris, paris 1900
exposition de paris, paris 1900, membre du jury: It means that you are going to have to spend some money to get it fixed up (just kidding) Couesnon & Cie, Paris is the name of the maker. They have been in business since 1827, and are still in business. The Universelle Exposition De Paris 1900, is...

Antique Musical Instruments: euphonium, number 23, 40s
number 23, 40s, serial number: I m not about a serial number of 588. If that is what it is, the horn is a lot older than the 40s. But, anyway, a Buescher that is in fair to good condition would certainly be worth fixing up for your son. Sometimes, kids are impressed by what is shiny...

Antique Musical Instruments: euphonium, church basement, serial number
church basement, serial number, columbia: Columbia was a trade name used by the Harry B. Jay company of Chicago. They were in business from 1910 - 1946. I know of no serial number lists that exist for the Jay company. But, I would suspect (read: guess ) that it is probably from before 1920...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. OLDS TRUMBET VALUE, vega bond, ebay
vega bond, ebay, quality instrument: Hi Gabrielle, I don t do estimates or appraisals on here. This horn was made in approximately 1963. Its actual value would - of course - depend on a lot of factors. But, the Special was a good quality instrument. I d advise checking completed auctions...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.W. York & Sons antique coronet, low pitch, high pitch
low pitch, high pitch, cosmetic condition: I think getting it refurbished is a good idea. It doesn t sound like there is anything terribly wrong with it. There are some things that you may not want to have done, rebuilding the valves for example, if you don t have plans to put it back into regular...

Antique Musical Instruments: FE Olds & Sons Trombone, playable instrument, fullerton ca
playable instrument, fullerton ca, ebay: You have student model trombone from 1956. The Olds instruments are all very durably made, and are all in all decent instruments. It doesn t sound like it needs much work to be a good playable instrument. But, there is not much point in spending a lot of...

Antique Musical Instruments: FE Olds Trombone, fcl 1, ebay
fcl 1, ebay, silver bell: Try this: http://search-completed.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&fcl=1&from=R10&sotr=3&satitle=olds+studio&sacat=64375%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=15767&fis=2&ft=1&ftrt=1&ftrv=7&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=3&fsoo=2...

Antique Musical Instruments: Firthpond Fife, approximate value, fife
approximate value, fife, schafer: Dear Steven, I suggest you take the fife to several different stores that sell flutes and talk to the owners. One or more of them should be able to give you some addresses of fife organizations and should be able to tell you an approximate value of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Flute, instrument store, wind instrument
instrument store, wind instrument, american flute: I am more than positive you can sell it, especially if you advertise to children who are about to start taking band and want to play the flute. You can contact schools and let them know that if any of there up and coming players want a flute. I do have to...

Antique Musical Instruments: FRANK holton cornet, ebay auctions, low pitch
ebay auctions, low pitch, holton: Well, it would be speculation without actually seeing it, but I suspect you have a cornet that was designed so it could be configured to play in either hi pitch or (what is now modern) low pitch. These are sold regularly on ebay, so to get a value I d...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton, Co. Vintage Saxaphone, tenor saxes, low pitch
tenor saxes, low pitch, modern instruments: Well you have an old saxophone! It was made in 1912. And, it is made so that it will play in tune with modern instruments, which adds to its desirablity. Woodwinds really aren t my area, but I suspect that the C may possibly mean that it is a C melody...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton & Co, amateur instruments, brass polish
amateur instruments, brass polish, elkhorn wisconsin: The horn dates to 1923. Holton, although he started the Collegiate student line in the 1930s, really wasn t into amateur instruments. Most of his horns were of professional quality. As far as fixing it up, I don t know of any particular shop to recommend,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Coronet #13395, low pitch, high pitch
low pitch, high pitch, holton: Your horn dates back to 1911. And, there are several possibilities, with the extra slides you have. They might have to do with changing the key of the horn, C, Bb and A are the most common. And/or it might have to do with letting the horn play in both high...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Courturier cornet, holton, mouthpiece
holton, mouthpiece, trumpet: That horn dates back to 1911. You should probably have it checked to see if it plays in modern pitch. Other than that, you might want to have a repair service to go over it to see what kind of condition it is in. It could very possibly be a good horn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Euphonium, holton, blemishes
holton, blemishes, yabb: Holton was one of the major manufacturers in this country. Your horn was made in 1916 before Holton moved the company to Elkhorn, WI. You can find more information on the company at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=holton ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton French Horn, holton french horn, case thanks
holton french horn, case thanks, approximatly: That looks to date to 1929. Interesting. The material I have seen always says that the Collegiate line was started in the 30s - no specific date. Possibly it was started a bit earlier, OR, it may be that the horn was in process for a while after the serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Saxaphone, rudy wiedoeft, baritone sax
rudy wiedoeft, baritone sax, woodwinds and brass: From what it sounds he can be credited with bringing the saxophone out of classical and into swing. I think he brought it from military and classical uses to a popular idiom, though, I think he was more of a ragtime player. The sax, though it had...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Sousaphone, eb, double loop
eb, double loop, holton: Hi Dave, Your horn was made in 1916. I could tell you if it is an Eb or a BBb if I could see it. Usually, the Eb sousaphones have a false piece of tubing to complete the circle around the body. But, Holton did have one that was an Eb but still made the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Trumpet, maynard ferguson, low pitch
maynard ferguson, low pitch, machanism: Hi Chet, (Chet was my Dad s nickname, real name was Chester. Not a name or nick name you hear much anymore.) There is a period of time where there are overlapping serial numbers for Holton, and your horn is in that area, but as you describe it, I suspect...

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn, mid 1890s, finger positions
mid 1890s, finger positions, german silver: Stowasser is a confusing lineage: There was Bruder, Adolf (1874-1916) Graslitz, Anton (1897-1820) Graslitz, Franz 1895-1925 Graslitz, Ignaz 1838-1914 Wein, Johann 1770-1944 Ofen, Josef 1903-1945 Graslitz, Wenzel 1860-1945 Graslitz, Stowasswers Sohne, Wenzel...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frequency of pitches, standard pitch, perfect pitch
standard pitch, perfect pitch, a440: Dear Ravin, Perfect pitch is being able to determine the note closest to the standard pitch. However, this standard varies, and held the A to 426 Hertz about the time of Mozart. It has slowly risen to give orchestras a brighter sound. Now it is at...

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Fuellard antique trombone, american victory, moderate price
american victory, moderate price, progressive music: A. Feuillard is a tradename used by the Progressive Music Corp. The Progressive Musical Instrument Co. was in business from 1920 to 1950 in New york. They commissioned the manufacture of instruments of low and moderate price and used trade names of Perfacktone,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1928 Martin Handcraft Trumpet tuning, split collar, tuning slide
Antique Musical Instruments: 1928 Martin Handcraft Trumpet tuning, split collar, tuning slide, dansant

Antique Musical Instruments: 1963 Holton Cornet
Antique Musical Instruments: 1963 Holton Cornet

Antique Musical Instruments: 1977 Claude Gordon Benge, repair men, buff
Antique Musical Instruments: 1977 Claude Gordon Benge, repair men, buff, serial number

Antique Musical Instruments: 4 Valve Antique Baritone: No NAME, finger movement
Antique Musical Instruments: 4 Valve Antique Baritone: No NAME, finger movement

Antique Musical Instruments: 7 belled brass instrument, musical instrument museums, cornets
Antique Musical Instruments: 7 belled brass instrument, musical instrument museums, cornets, sax

Antique Musical Instruments: Alexandre Trumpet...., cornet, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Alexandre Trumpet...., cornet, ebay, auction

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique banjo history, new skin, banjo
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique banjo history, new skin, banjo, 1930s

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Clarinet?, clarinets, lark
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Clarinet?, clarinets, lark, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Holton Trumpet, holton horns, yamaha logo
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Holton Trumpet, holton horns, yamaha logo, tuning slide

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin, auction house, cremona
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin, auction house, cremona, violin

Antique Musical Instruments: alexandre clarinet, pensacola fl, satin finish
Antique Musical Instruments: alexandre clarinet, pensacola fl, satin finish, upper tube

Antique Musical Instruments: antique banjo-lin, piano strings, pennsylvania
Antique Musical Instruments: antique banjo-lin, piano strings, pennsylvania, antique road show

Antique Musical Instruments: antique banjo, george formby, joseph rogers
Antique Musical Instruments: antique banjo, george formby, joseph rogers, google

Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet, highschool band, great shape
Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet, highschool band, great shape, mouth piece

Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet?, world war ii, elkhorn wisconsin
Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet?, world war ii, elkhorn wisconsin, clarinets

Antique Musical Instruments: antique consertina, organetto, accordion
Antique Musical Instruments: antique consertina, organetto, accordion, italy

Antique Musical Instruments: antique "LaChapelle" clarinet, clarinet, wikipedia
Antique Musical Instruments: antique "LaChapelle" clarinet, clarinet, wikipedia

Antique Musical Instruments: autoharp, ukelin, guitar zither
Antique Musical Instruments: autoharp, ukelin, guitar zither, string courses

Antique Musical Instruments: Besson Euphonium
Antique Musical Instruments: Besson Euphonium

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass Trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Brass Trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher euphonium/baritone?, bass trombone, besson
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher euphonium/baritone?, bass trombone, besson, mouthpiece

Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy Paris ALL Silver or Nickel Clairnet, selmer paris, silver king
Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy Paris ALL Silver or Nickel Clairnet, selmer paris, silver king, bundy

Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy trumpet info., selmer music, signature name
Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy trumpet info., selmer music, signature name, student instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: bundy clarinet, bundy clarinet, honest music
Antique Musical Instruments: bundy clarinet, bundy clarinet, honest music, professional level

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, serial number

Antique Musical Instruments: Charles F Griebert Baritone Horn, good shape, paris
Antique Musical Instruments: Charles F Griebert Baritone Horn, good shape, paris

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, clarinet, silver metal
Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, clarinet, silver metal

Antique Musical Instruments: Cleaning Metal Clarinets, silver nickel, household cleaners
Antique Musical Instruments: Cleaning Metal Clarinets, silver nickel, household cleaners, brushed silver

Antique Musical Instruments: Cleveland Greyhound, style mp, liberty style
Antique Musical Instruments: Cleveland Greyhound, style mp, liberty style, modle

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Sousaphone, valve model, sousaphone
Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Sousaphone, valve model, sousaphone, 48k

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon & Cie "Richmond" Trumpet, exposition universelle de paris, limburg holland
Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon & Cie "Richmond" Trumpet, exposition universelle de paris, limburg holland, south limburg

Antique Musical Instruments: Crusade trumpet, yard sale, crusade
Antique Musical Instruments: Crusade trumpet, yard sale, crusade, hard time

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet & trumpet, selmer, bundy
Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet & trumpet, selmer, bundy, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: conn coronet, red brass, brass bell
Antique Musical Instruments: conn coronet, red brass, brass bell, conn

Antique Musical Instruments: Deagan Xylophone, xylophone, orchestras
Antique Musical Instruments: Deagan Xylophone, xylophone, orchestras

Antique Musical Instruments: dont know, russian inventor, good vibrations
Antique Musical Instruments: dont know, russian inventor, good vibrations, beachboy

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Band instr. co, rare instrument, band instrument
Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Band instr. co, rare instrument, band instrument, instrument company

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trumpet, silver trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trumpet, silver trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: English Fox Hunting Horns, hunting horns
Antique Musical Instruments: English Fox Hunting Horns, hunting horns

Antique Musical Instruments: Flute, grade music, american flute
Antique Musical Instruments: Flute, grade music, american flute, pan american

Antique Musical Instruments: Frequency of pitches, orchestras, craftsmanship
Antique Musical Instruments: Frequency of pitches, orchestras, craftsmanship, a4

Antique Musical Instruments: GETZEN ELKHORN BASS TRUMPET, comparison photo, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: GETZEN ELKHORN BASS TRUMPET, comparison photo, ebay, gig bags

Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced Trombone, smooth tone, exact model
Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced Trombone, smooth tone, exact model, trombones

Antique Musical Instruments: Grenaelier Flugelhorn, small bore, flugelhorn
Antique Musical Instruments: Grenaelier Flugelhorn, small bore, flugelhorn, instrument makers

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Pedler Clarinet, boosey hawkes, peddler
Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Pedler Clarinet, boosey hawkes, peddler

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Poddler & Sons Trumpet, valve slides, pedler
Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Poddler & Sons Trumpet, valve slides, pedler, crimps

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Professional Cornet / Trumpet JW Jenkins, patent dates, stenciled lettering
Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Professional Cornet / Trumpet JW Jenkins, patent dates, stenciled lettering, key design

Antique Musical Instruments: "Hermes, USA" Trumpet, creedance, hermes
Antique Musical Instruments: "Hermes, USA" Trumpet, creedance, hermes, trombone

Antique Musical Instruments: Hickernell Trumpet?, cortland ohio, search ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Hickernell Trumpet?, cortland ohio, search ebay, hickernell

Antique Musical Instruments: History of an old piano, ingersoll, cheese
Antique Musical Instruments: History of an old piano, ingersoll, cheese, company records

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton 65 trombone, sentimental gentleman, brass models
Antique Musical Instruments: Holton 65 trombone, sentimental gentleman, brass models, nyc region

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Bb 5-valve french horn
Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Bb 5-valve french horn

Antique Musical Instruments: J Gras soprano sax, bass saxophone, ww ii
Antique Musical Instruments: J Gras soprano sax, bass saxophone, ww ii, brass instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Cartier professional clarinet, jean cartier, bass clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Cartier professional clarinet, jean cartier, bass clarinet, serial number

Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Marbeau clarinet, clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Marbeau clarinet, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: jeffrey clarinet, kenosha wisconsin, mouthpiece
Antique Musical Instruments: jeffrey clarinet, kenosha wisconsin, mouthpiece, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: Kalashen trumpet, silicone spray, silver horn
Antique Musical Instruments: Kalashen trumpet, silicone spray, silver horn, valve oil

Antique Musical Instruments: king cleveland 605 trombone with f trigger, lacquer, sound quality
Antique Musical Instruments: king cleveland 605 trombone with f trigger, lacquer, sound quality, bad idea

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon and Healy tuba, eb, euphonium
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon and Healy tuba, eb, euphonium, mouthpiece

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon & healy cornet, symphonic music, cornet
Antique Musical Instruments: lyon & healy cornet, symphonic music, cornet, outcast

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin alto sax, serial number list, indiana branch
Antique Musical Instruments: Martin alto sax, serial number list, indiana branch, indiana line

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Baritone horn, tuba
Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Baritone horn, tuba

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Freres Flute, exact period, 18th century
Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Freres Flute, exact period, 18th century, paris

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin "Troubadour" slimline trumpet, louis armstrong, troubadour
Antique Musical Instruments: Martin "Troubadour" slimline trumpet, louis armstrong, troubadour

Antique Musical Instruments: Mathushek Orchestral Pianos, antique pianos, piano dealers
Antique Musical Instruments: Mathushek Orchestral Pianos, antique pianos, piano dealers, antique instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Mellophone maker, french horn mouthpiece, mellophone
Antique Musical Instruments: Mellophone maker, french horn mouthpiece, mellophone, dental restoration

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal Clarinet, clarinetists, encyclopedia
Antique Musical Instruments: Metal Clarinet, clarinetists, encyclopedia, phrase

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal Clarinet, good bucks, silver king
Antique Musical Instruments: Metal Clarinet, good bucks, silver king, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: Musical Instruments, sound hole, 4 strings
Antique Musical Instruments: Musical Instruments, sound hole, 4 strings, sticker paper

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece, dictionnaire des luthiers, robert barth
Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece, dictionnaire des luthiers, robert barth, violin makers

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Trumpet, tone ring, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Trumpet, tone ring, ebay, trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: Ohio Band Instrument company, medalions, band instrument
Antique Musical Instruments: Ohio Band Instrument company, medalions, band instrument, antique show

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Folk Music
Antique Musical Instruments: Old Folk Music

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Saxophone, newport news virginia, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: Old Saxophone, newport news virginia, serial number, alto saxophone

Antique Musical Instruments: old alto sax body, serial list, saxes
Antique Musical Instruments: old alto sax body, serial list, saxes, soprano

Antique Musical Instruments: old coronet, serial numbers
Antique Musical Instruments: old coronet, serial numbers

Antique Musical Instruments: old Pan American Cornet, cornet, pan american
Antique Musical Instruments: old Pan American Cornet, cornet, pan american

Antique Musical Instruments: old trombones., serial number list, conn
Antique Musical Instruments: old trombones., serial number list, conn

Antique Musical Instruments: old trumpet question, glassl, german web
Antique Musical Instruments: old trumpet question, glassl, german web, keilwerth

Antique Musical Instruments: The Peerless M.J. Kalashen Trumpet, clarinet case, carl fischer
Antique Musical Instruments: The Peerless M.J. Kalashen Trumpet, clarinet case, carl fischer, cooper street

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, google search, piano showroom
Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, google search, piano showroom, derusha

Antique Musical Instruments: Question about Dabico trumpet, handlebar mustache, bob daugherty
Antique Musical Instruments: Question about Dabico trumpet, handlebar mustache, bob daugherty, dabico

Antique Musical Instruments: question on i believe a antique tuba?, valve casing, old trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: question on i believe a antique tuba?, valve casing, old trumpet, brisson

Antique Musical Instruments: Recording King Amp, inch speaker, power tube
Antique Musical Instruments: Recording King Amp, inch speaker, power tube, knobs

Antique Musical Instruments: Rene Lorein Saxaphone, rampone e cazzani, professional instrument
Antique Musical Instruments: Rene Lorein Saxaphone, rampone e cazzani, professional instrument, instrument maker

Antique Musical Instruments: Robinson Piano Co trumpet, vaughan robinson, george vaughan
Antique Musical Instruments: Robinson Piano Co trumpet, vaughan robinson, george vaughan, lancashire england

Antique Musical Instruments: Rudolph WurliTzer clarinet and antique piccolo, clarinets, wurlitzer
Antique Musical Instruments: Rudolph WurliTzer clarinet and antique piccolo, clarinets, wurlitzer, ebay

Antique Musical Instruments: royal czechoslovakian trumpet, floral pattern, dents
Antique Musical Instruments: royal czechoslovakian trumpet, floral pattern, dents, czechoslovakia

Antique Musical Instruments: Sansone French Horn, double horn, lorenz
Antique Musical Instruments: Sansone French Horn, double horn, lorenz, brenda

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer clarinet, low pitch, clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer clarinet, low pitch, clarinet, 1918

Antique Musical Instruments: Sherwood trumpet, mail order catalog, montgomery ward
Antique Musical Instruments: Sherwood trumpet, mail order catalog, montgomery ward, sherwood

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Clarinet, playable instrument, student quality
Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Clarinet, playable instrument, student quality, quality line

Antique Musical Instruments: Sirena . By M.J.H.KESSEL. N.V. KONEFA, tilburg netherlands, google
Antique Musical Instruments: Sirena . By M.J.H.KESSEL. N.V. KONEFA, tilburg netherlands, google, dissolution

Antique Musical Instruments: Sterling Silver Clarinet, mark silver, silver kings
Antique Musical Instruments: Sterling Silver Clarinet, mark silver, silver kings, death knell

Antique Musical Instruments: salvation army baritone, salvation army band, engagments
Antique Musical Instruments: salvation army baritone, salvation army band, engagments, army staff

Antique Musical Instruments: saxophone, grandmothers, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: saxophone, grandmothers, serial number, sax

Antique Musical Instruments: silver clarinet, silver king, sterling silver
Antique Musical Instruments: silver clarinet, silver king, sterling silver, silver bell

Antique Musical Instruments: supertone trumpet/cornet, valve casing, small anchor
Antique Musical Instruments: supertone trumpet/cornet, valve casing, small anchor, cornets

Antique Musical Instruments: swallow clarinet ?, afina, ebonite
Antique Musical Instruments: swallow clarinet ?, afina, ebonite, chines

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone history in America, revolutionary war soldier, boston band
Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone history in America, revolutionary war soldier, boston band, history days

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, good luck, aol
Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, good luck, aol

Antique Musical Instruments: Trying to date my clarinet, blue velvet, clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: Trying to date my clarinet, blue velvet, clarinet, sears roebuck

Antique Musical Instruments: triebert brevete sax, flat clarinet, sax
Antique Musical Instruments: triebert brevete sax, flat clarinet, sax

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet??, virtual time capsule, water valves
Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet??, virtual time capsule, water valves, strad

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage of KING "Master Model" cornet, valve cap, arbuckle
Antique Musical Instruments: vintage of KING "Master Model" cornet, valve cap, arbuckle, piston

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage trumpet, casing, trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: vintage trumpet, casing, trumpet, buckeye

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, hoff, violin
Antique Musical Instruments: violin, hoff, violin

Antique Musical Instruments: Werlein Special Saxophone, conn company, new orlean
Antique Musical Instruments: Werlein Special Saxophone, conn company, new orlean, buescher

Antique Musical Instruments: Williams/WallaceTrombone, silver bell, sterling silver
Antique Musical Instruments: Williams/WallaceTrombone, silver bell, sterling silver, trombones

Antique Musical Instruments: Windsor Elkhart Ind, Silver Trumpet, information thanks, hard case
Antique Musical Instruments: Windsor Elkhart Ind, Silver Trumpet, information thanks, hard case, windsor

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Hawkes & Son Flute - very old, eb bass, popular band
Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Hawkes & Son Flute - very old, eb bass, popular band, possesion

Antique Musical Instruments: fe olds trombone, fullerton calif, tubeing
fullerton calif, tubeing, mouth piece: Karen, Well it is a horn that was made in 1973. I suspect you may be describing a trigger trombone. Does it have any other word on it? Like Ambassador, Special, or Studio, or anything like that? If you would want to send pictures (to kenton@punxypa.com),...

Antique Musical Instruments: fluglehorn, educated guess, dirksen
educated guess, dirksen, good question: Jim, Good question, for which I don t have an answer. I ve never seen those kind of numbers for any maker. If you were talking about a Conn, Christine Dirksen keeps a database of serial numbers matched to the horn as she is able to retrieve them. And,...

Antique Musical Instruments: frank holton coronet, lyon and healy, couturier
lyon and healy, couturier, holton: Holton worked with Couturier to develop this cornet, and put it in production, but he stopped short of designing it exactly as Couturier wanted. So, he went to York to produce it according to his patent. Eventually, Couturier tried making it on his own,...

Antique Musical Instruments: frank holton flute, holton, leblanc
holton, leblanc, serial number: The actual Holton company was purchased by Leblanc in 1964. Holton used a pure numerical serial number system - no letters. And Leblanc continued that until at least 1980. I don t have any lists that show a serial with a BN prefix, so I presume it is newer...

Antique Musical Instruments: french horn, strangeways manchester, junk market
strangeways manchester, junk market, higham: Joesph Higham established his business in Manchester in 1842. He was succeeded by his son-in-law Peter Robinson in 1883, who sold out in 1911. In 1923 Mayers and Harrison became the proprietors. I would estimate that it dates to approximately 1915...

Antique Musical Instruments: GETZEN ELKHORN BASS TRUMPET, local music store, bass trumpet
local music store, bass trumpet, getzen: I m not sure about that ring on the horn in the picture. The one Getzen bass trumpet I saw live didn t have it either. It may be some kind of repair. I don t know. I really don t try to guesstimate value. I suspect that you got a reasonable deal, but...

Antique Musical Instruments: German Accordian, accordians, accordian
accordians, accordian, musicologist: Dear Stewart, I am not an appraiser. I suggest you take the instrument to two or three stores that sell accordians and talk to the owners. While you are talking, find out who does their repair work and take the instruments to the repairpeople. I am...

Antique Musical Instruments: German violin maker, german violin, violin maker
german violin, violin maker, intrument: Dear Evalyn, No, I don t. The value of a violin usually is told by the sound it produces. I suggest you take the intrument to several stores that sell violins and show it to the owner. Also find out who does the repair work for the store and talk...

Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen Cornet, getzen company, ebay
getzen company, ebay, approximate age: Nope, can t tell you. The reason is that in 1964 the Getzen Company burned down, and records were lost. After that, the serial numbers all started with letters. And, I don t attempt to assign value. Too many variables. But, you can check completed...

Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen compensating double horn, french horns, decent shape
french horns, decent shape, double horn: Getzen started the company in the 40s, but didn t start making french horns right away. They probably started in the 50s. The serial number of your horn says that it was made before the 1983 fire. There are no serial number lists for that period. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen/Elkhorn Cornet - # 19144 age?, getzen, elkhorn wisconsin
getzen, elkhorn wisconsin, serial number: Getzen started making cornets in 1947. They had a major fire in 1983. The serial number lists that are available all start letters and start in 1964. Consequently, I would think your horn was made between 1947 and 1964. You may make some further estimates...

Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced Trombone, model designation, tuning slide
model designation, tuning slide, pristine condition: Getzen started making trombones in 1946, and made about 1000. The company had a devasting fire in 1963 destroying the plant and records. By 1964, they used a numbering system that had a letter preceding the number. So, it is almost certain that it was made...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gold Plated Conn Trumpet, elkart indiana, conn company
elkart indiana, conn company, ebay: What a wonderful piece of family history. Do you know when he was presented with this horn? It appears that it was produced in 1921. It would be interesting to know whether they were produced immediately before being presented or not. That would...

Antique Musical Instruments: Grand Rapids instruments company shepards crook cornet est. made in 1906, instruments company, boise idaho
instruments company, boise idaho, instrument company: Trent, How were you able to determine a manufacture date for this instrument? Grand Rapids was a subsidary company of York. My first thought would be that its value probably would not exceed the value of a comparable York. I would be interested in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Grenaelier Flugelhorn, flugelhorn, military units
flugelhorn, military units, ebay: I m guessing that it is really Grenadier . Not that that helps much. I have several pictures of Grenadier instruments, but I ve not found any company history. It is probably a tradename that has been used by a dealer for instruments that were made by...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gretsch trombone, leblanc, pathfinder
leblanc, pathfinder, czech: I believe that Gretsch was a distributor for Couesnon, not that they stenciled Couesnon instruments. I also believe that Gretsch got the instruments sold from a variety of sources. Some were Czech made, apparently some were made by LeBlanc, and some...

Antique Musical Instruments: getzen super delux balanced tone tr & tb, pawn shop, level instruments
pawn shop, level instruments, factory fire: Getzen started making trombones in 1946. And, he started making trumpets in 1947. Then in 1963, they had a factory fire, that destroy records and production areas. After the rebuilding, they began to use serial numbers that started with letters. The...

Antique Musical Instruments: getzen super deluxe, outer slides, super deluxe
outer slides, super deluxe, dents: I think you already have the answer. If you like the way it sounds now, then unless there are serious dents in it, leaks, or it is full of crude, it is going to sound basically the same if restored. Without physically having the horn and checking it...

Antique Musical Instruments: getzen trombone, elkhorn wisconsin, prefixes
elkhorn wisconsin, prefixes, serial number: Is this one of the Getzen horns that has the scroll shaped reinforcing? If so, they are really cool looking. The serial number lists I know of for Getzen start in 1964 and have letter prefixes. So, I would say that yours is older than that. Beyond that,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harpsichords, roland usa, roland digital
roland usa, roland digital, keyboard magazine: If I was looking for this instrument I would call Dan Kent at Roland USA. He is my sales representitive and has been with the company for at least 10-15 years. Have you looked on the back page of KEYBOARD MAGAZINE. There are many companys there that specialize...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry B Jay Instrument, french horns, mellophone
french horns, mellophone, green cloth: I believe what you are describing is a mellophone. I ve not tried a Jay mellophone, but would expect it to be a decent instrument. Unfortunately, there is not much use for mellophones these days. They have been dropped from the modern concert band, as French...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry B Jovy Trumpet, dear mike, music stores
dear mike, music stores, trumpet: Dear Mike, About the only thing I can suggest is that you take the trumpet to a couple of music stores that sell trumpets and ask the owners about it. Also find out who does their repair work and talk to the repair people about it. At least you should...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Pedler American Trumpet, high pitch, pedler
high pitch, pedler, mealer: Hi Evan, Isn t it an American Triumph? I believe that was the model name that Pedler used for some of his horns. It is most likely a 1920 s vintage horn. Some bands were still playing at high pitch at that time, and I suspect that is the purpose of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Pedler Clarinet, flat clarinet, pedler
flat clarinet, pedler, quality instrument: I just looked around here. . . I have a metal clarinet that I made into a lamp. I can t remember whether it had a mouthpiece with it when I got it or not. (I had gotten it with the intention of making it into a lamp.) I looked around for the case that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Poddler & Sons Trumpet, old trumpet, pedler
old trumpet, pedler, buescher: Hi, The maker s name is Pedler. Harry Walter Pedler established his business in Elkhart in 1919, after previously working for Rudall, Carte, & Co., and Conn. The company started as American Manufacturing with Gronnert in 1916 but with the death of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Professional Cornet / Trumpet JW Jenkins, cornet trumpet, john woodward
cornet trumpet, john woodward, kansas city mo: Tom, I don t attempt to do evaluations on this site. J.W.Jenkins Co. began in Kansas City, MO later named J.W. Jenkins Sons. (John Woodward Jenkins died in 1890) In the 20 s and 30 s they imported Bohland and Fuchs instruments which the put under...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Eb Profundo Bass, piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus
piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus, low pitch: Steven, It sounds to me that you have already collected all/most of the information that is going to be available on your tuba. When you say that it was extended, I assume that you mean that it was converted from high pitch to low pitch. I would also...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Tuba, picadilly circus london, playing the trumpet
picadilly circus london, playing the trumpet, key signature: I wouldn t be surprised if it wasn t an Eb tuba. Back when this horn was made, the Eb was the dominant bass voice. Instead of a Bb scale, you will get a Eb scale with the same fingerings. The low Bb that you are used to on a BBb will be played with valves...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawks and son alto saxaphone, boosey and hawkes, principle features
boosey and hawkes, principle features, leather pads: Ian, I can give you very general information, as I know more about brass than saxes. Hawkes and Son were in business under that name from 1889 to 1930 when they merged with Boosey and Hawkes. But, it sounds like it surely must be pretty old with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henri Gautier Cornet, henri gautier, lyon and healy
henri gautier, lyon and healy, valve casings: Gautier was a tradename used by Lyon and Healy of Chicago. Most of the Gautiers were made by Caech maker Bohland and Fuchs. But, most of them didn t have serial numbers on them. Only the later Lyon and Healy products seemed to have serial numbers, which...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henri Gautier Cornet, henri gautier, lyon and healy
henri gautier, lyon and healy, lead pipes: Larry, Does it look like any of these? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/display.php?secondsel=+and+instrument%3D%22Cornet%22&selby=+where+maker%3D%22Gautier%22 I suspect, if I understand you correctly, that yours may be earlier. Gautier was a trade name...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henri Gautier Virtuoso euphonium price, henri gautier, lyon and healy
henri gautier, lyon and healy, tradenames: Gautier was one of the tradenames used by Lyon and Healy on horns they stencilled. Some of the L&H horns were made by Bohland and Fuchs. I recently saw a L&H tuba that looked practically identical to a Thibouville-Lamy tuba. So, although it may be a...

Antique Musical Instruments: "Hermes, USA" Trumpet, student model, info thanks
student model, info thanks, last hope: I find a Hermann and a Hermstedt, but no Hermes. My suspicion is that is a stencil - i.e. sold by some dealer possibly names Hermes, but made by someone else. Horns with that kind of pedigree are usually student model horns at best (though there are some...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hi!I recently purchased..., number charts, buescher
number charts, buescher, silver polish: Hi Jim, I don t believe there is an E in Elkhart. (Well, not counting the 1st one!) I don t know as much about woodwinds as I do about brass instruments, but here is what I know about the Elkhart Company. They were in business as an independent company...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hickernell Trumpet?, solo trumpet, olympic torch
solo trumpet, olympic torch, cross brace: My best guess is that this is an instrument made for a dealer, possibly Hickernell himself. If the 3317 was a York serial number, then the horn would date back to 1901. But if it was made for another dealer, then it would likely the serial in another sequence....

Antique Musical Instruments: History of an old piano, ingersoll ontario canada, evans bros
ingersoll ontario canada, evans bros, serail number: Dear Stephen, I suggest you take some pictures of the piano and take them to a store that sells pianos. While you are there, find out who does their repair work and talk to the repairman as well. You can at least get an estimate of the value, and possibly...

Antique Musical Instruments: History and value of a stringed instrument., voilin, history and value
voilin, history and value, dear marilyn: Dear Marilyn, This instrument was briefly popular in the early 20th century. Today, it is usually viewed as a curiosity. Take the instrument to several stores that sell violins and talk to the owners about it. They can surely give you an estimate...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton 65 trombone, serial number search, pawn shop
serial number search, pawn shop, product catalogs: Unfortunately, I don t have any product catalogs for Holton of that era. (I do have a picture of a 65 from 1946, so it looks like that they had been making the instrument for at least a decade.) You can determine bore size by measuring the inner slide...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton BB flat Sousaphone SN 90150, low pitch, gold bell
low pitch, gold bell, plated silver: William, Let me see if I have this right, in 1976 you started playing again after a 32 year lay off? So, that makes you about 80 years old, is that right? If so, I d say this sousa is about your age. It was made in 1926. Having it re-finished...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Bb 5-valve french horn, professional horn player, odd shape
professional horn player, odd shape, foam interiors: Hi Holly, I THINK you may have a Holton Bb horn that was copied off of a design originated by Lorenze Sansone, who was a professional horn player who also made horns starting in 1914. He died in 1975. Anyway, I know that Holton used some of his designs...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Clarke model cornet, life of a musician, model cornet
life of a musician, model cornet, herbert clarke: It would have been aimed at the professional market when it was made, Holton made quality stuff, even his later student level horns were above the norm. I would expect that one with the Clarke name would been equal or superior to his regular ones. And, in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Cornet, model cornet, orchestra work
model cornet, orchestra work, solo work: The Holton company described this instrument as such: After a long series of experiments on the cornet, dealing with the effects different proportions of bore, taper, etc., have on the quality of tone, tune, volume and ease of blowing, we have built a long...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Cornet, instrument business, old instruments
instrument business, old instruments, newark nj: Well, it is becoming sort of a standard answer, and I apolgize for that, but it is the best I can come up with. eBay is probably the best source for selling your horn, and for researching its value. Look at the completed items for horns that are similar...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Coronet, soap and water, euphonium
soap and water, euphonium, felts: The company still exists - sort of. In 1964, it was made a subsidiary of Leblanc. They no longer have the Holton factory making Holton instruments. I just finished working on a Holton euphonium that says, Made in Japan. You can find more information on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Coronet vintage 1940's or 50's, student model, bass trombone
student model, bass trombone, music shop: Hi James, I think you may have one too many zeros in your serial number. If it is really 170384, then it was made in 1947. Collegiate is Holton s name for its student model instruments. However, it is my impression that Holton s student horns were pretty...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Coronet, music retail store, low pitch
music retail store, low pitch, high pitch: Hi George, Usually, the patent date on an instrument doesn t mean much - only that the horn is no older than that date. But in this case, it IS the date of manufacture. I have no idea what the Sherman Clay Company was, but I would have to assume...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Sousaphone Serial#33950 (c. 1915), eb bass, large bore tenor
eb bass, large bore tenor, tenor trombone: Hi, The original Eb s came with a smaller shank mouthpiece than what fits on a BBb horn. So, the first thing to check is whether you have a Eb mouthpipe or something else. The old Eb shanked mouthpieces are a bit harder to come by, BUT you can check...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Trumpet Identification, silver nickel, low pitch
silver nickel, low pitch, high pitch: Hi Alfred, You may have a trumpet, but cornets were more common back in 1927 when your horn was made. The LP means that it will play in tune with modern instruments, and means Low Pitch. (There were also High Pitch horn, which can t play in tune with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Trumpet, first mf, allexperts
first mf, allexperts, holton trumpet: Fred, Thanks for the response. I now understand the process better. I hadn t gotten a low response before, and that is OK, I agree with the way you filled out the survey. My mis-understanding came from the way allexperts provided the feedback to me....

Antique Musical Instruments: Horn, lyon and healy, alto horn
lyon and healy, alto horn, euphonium: At 10 inches, I would say that you have a Euphonium/baritone. If you want to send pictures to me (kenton@punxypa.com) maybe I can see something that will help narrow it down more. At this point, I suspect it is a Lyon & Healy product, that was made...

Antique Musical Instruments: Horn request, bass instruments, rotary valves
bass instruments, rotary valves, f horn: Hi Donald, It is hard to conceptualize without being able to see it, but the first thing that comes to mind is a set of saxhorns that were configured in helicon shape. There were at least alto to bass instruments. I can t remember whether there soprano...

Antique Musical Instruments: harmonicas, harmonica museum, brass instruments
harmonica museum, brass instruments, harland: On my WEB site, www.horn-u-copia.net, there is historical company information. And, though the site is dedicated to brass instruments, for those companies like Tonk, Fischer, Pepper, Lyon & Healy, etc. also would have handled other musical products, such...

Antique Musical Instruments: harp?, kyss, autoharp
kyss, autoharp, barger: Dear Rick, This may be an autoharp. To be sure about it, take it to a store that sells banjos and guitars. Call first and find out if they are interested in it. Otherwise, find out who does the repair work for the stores and talk to him. Often the...

Antique Musical Instruments: harwood professional trombome, valve trombone, sons music
valve trombone, sons music, sole agents: Actually, Jenkins has put pretty much all the information on the horn! Jenkins was a dealer in Kansas City. Harwood was a tradename of theirs. But there is some - shall we say - misleading information on there as well. They say Sole Agents which would...

Antique Musical Instruments: harwood trumpets j.w jenkins music co. trumpets, walmart, maintenance issues
walmart, maintenance issues, music co: Oh, wow, that is a tough comparison. It is kind like comparing a 1948 Hudson with a new economy compact. The Harwood is going to be a better horn, but it is also older so it is likely that it will have more maintenance issues as well. Personally,...

Antique Musical Instruments: hello again!, indiana plant, indiana band
indiana plant, indiana band, sharon martin: Hi Sharon, Martin ran two serial number lists. So, unless we can determine which plant it was made, it is conjecture. Based on your serial number, if it came from the original plant, it would have been made in 1921. If it came from the Indiana Band...

Antique Musical Instruments: high pitch conn bari sax, bari sax, old conn
bari sax, old conn, keyed instruments: James, Unlike brass instruments where you can adjust (either by sliding them out, or by adding additional tubing) the length of the main tubing and all the valve tubings and bring a high pitched instrument into tune, the keyed instruments are already set...

Antique Musical Instruments: high pitched horns, international pitch, low pitch
international pitch, low pitch, high pitch: I agree on your dating. In the US, I would expect that most horns from the mid-20s would be modern low pitch. There was a press of activity in the late teens to standardize pitch, but it wasn t successful. I find reports of subsequent efforts in Germany...

Antique Musical Instruments: hohner trumpet c 1945, rudy muck, london address
rudy muck, london address, cusion: HI Dee, There was a C.W.H Hohner in Hamburg. There are discrepancies on the dates of existance on the company but it was started in either 1868 or 1888 and looks like it continued at least through the 1920s. But the London address and Frisco Special seem...

Antique Musical Instruments: holten cornet, valve casing, valve guide
valve casing, valve guide, replacement parts: The replacement parts are only available to repair technicians, so you would have to take the horn to a repair service. They would then have match up the model of your horn and get the piston. Then they will need to lap the valve into the casing to get...

Antique Musical Instruments: holton-clarke trumpet?or corinet?, sousa band, herbert clarke
sousa band, herbert clarke, holton: Herbert Clarke was a famous cornet soloist with the Sousa Band. He didn t like trumpets, and didn t consider them suitable for solo work. So, I would certainly think that you have a cornet. Basically, at that time the trumpet was a different instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: holton collegiate alto sax Eb, plain as day, holton
plain as day, holton, sixth grader: Hmm, I thought I answered this already. I wonder where it went. Anyway, (as I said before g ) I don t keep track of the values of saxophone, but what I would suggest would be to watch completed eBay auctions and see what similar instruments are going...

Antique Musical Instruments: another holton couturier, lyon and healy, holton
lyon and healy, holton, couturier: Courturier was a turn of the century soloist who first worked with Holton to develop the Coururier model, and then with York, and in 1918 he opened his own company which was bought out by Lyon and Healy in 1923 and ended production in 1929. The Holton...

Antique Musical Instruments: getting an honest appraisal, honest appraisal, music museum
honest appraisal, music museum, guarneri: Here s the best source of info I know of to help you out. From America s Shrine To Music Museum, their Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.usd.edu/smm/FAQ.html The most pertinent questions for you are likely: Do you have a questiona about... ...

Antique Musical Instruments: IDENTIFICATION OF TRIUMPH, serial number list, valve casing
serial number list, valve casing, inseration: Hi Lonnie, Even if you could locate a serial number on it (and it is probably on the second valve casing) it won t do much good as there is no serial number list that I know of for Pedler. They started using the Pedler name in 1916, In 1934, it became...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identification of old instrument, band instrument, instrument company
band instrument, instrument company, initial impression: Hi Deiona, I will give you what my initial impression is, but I do not have any first hand knowledge, so take it with a grain of salt. I would guess that the horn is probably brass with a silver plate finish. If there are any wear spots on it, it...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identifying My Holton trumpet And possibly a value, great grand dad, fatal car accident
great grand dad, fatal car accident, holton trumpet: Hi, Well, I m afraid that some of the information doesn t seem to match up. Mr Clarke, was one of the most famous cornet players from around the turn of the century. But, he didn t like trumpets, so I would strongly suspect that what you have is really...

Antique Musical Instruments: Imperial Saxaphone, cornish co, baritone sax
cornish co, baritone sax, boosey hawkes: Saxes aren t really my area, but. . . Imperial is one of those troubling names that have been used by a lot of instrument makers/dealers including: Slater, Pepper,Jenkins, Holcomb, Essex, Bueg. & Jac, Voigt,Haynes, Fairbanks,Cornish & Co, Pollmann, Boosey...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Indiana B-flat Trumpet Elkhart Indiana, valve casing, indiana company
valve casing, indiana company, number scheme: The Indiana Company was started in 1938 by the Martin Company but allowed them to operate independently until 1942. After that the Indiana was a student line for Martin. The serial number lists for Martin are sketchy and I ve never learned whether they...

Antique Musical Instruments: Indiana Band Instrument co, indiana band, band instrument
indiana band, band instrument, instrument company: I have never heard that story. What I do know of the history of the Indiana Band Instrument Company is that they were established by by the Martin Company president Fred Holtz in Elkhart Ind. in 1938, but they were operated independently until 1942, when...

Antique Musical Instruments: Indiana Saxaphone, cardboard sleeve, indiana band
cardboard sleeve, indiana band, oxidization: Keep the horn, throw out the plastic reed! In 1938, Martin established the Indiana Band Instrument Company, but allowed the company to continue to operate independently until 1942. In 1942, they converted the name into a student line for Martin. The...

Antique Musical Instruments: Info and Value of a saxophone, pearl type, type finger
pearl type, type finger, repair person: Dear LaShawn, Take the instrument to a store in your area that sells saxophones and ask the owner about the value. Also ask to speak to the repair person and ask him about it. Vito Kenosha may be the town where it was made or may be the name of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Information/value, etc. soprano sax?, civil war army, soprano saxes
civil war army, soprano saxes, soprano sax: Buescher (pronounced as bisher ) has been around making woodwinds for a very long time. I recall that they were founded before the US Civil War. Army bands have been around even longer but Soprano Saxes have not been readily available all that long (in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Instrument, alto horn, posession
alto horn, posession, yabb: Hi Shelly, Unfortunately, the alto horn is not used much anymore, there is one pictured at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1108659366 And, there is information on the Olds company one the same site. You can get a date of...

Antique Musical Instruments: idenifying maker an year of my piccolo, time maker, oliver ditson
time maker, oliver ditson, woodwinds: Hi Sharon, I don t know that much about woodwinds, but I do know that Haynes is a long time maker of the finest flutes and Pics. John C. started working for Oliver Ditson, until Ditson s death and began his own company in about 1888. He was joined by...

Antique Musical Instruments: info on old horn, piccadilly circus london, boosey and co
piccadilly circus london, boosey and co, piccadilly circus: That horn would date back to about 1912. William Henry Hawkes, state trumpeter for Queen Victoria, started an import business in 1860 at Cumberlnad St. Pimlico. In 1862,he moved to Soho Sqare. In 1869, he added a repair shop. In 1875, he moved...

Antique Musical Instruments: info regarding trumpet, high pitch, serial number
high pitch, serial number, trumpet: It almost certainly made of brass. Oxford was a second line for Boosey and Hawkes. Generally, HP means high pitch - or in other words it will not tune to a modern band. But, I would be surprised if that applied to your instrument. So, it must simply be...

Antique Musical Instruments: instrument identification, question screen, instrument identification
question screen, instrument identification, private question: Here s the reply I received from the allexperts.com tech people. Due to budget limitations (we are a free service, after all), we do not yet have the server capacity to store pictures and attachments from all our users. We also do not have enough human...

Antique Musical Instruments: J.Gras oboe, musician friend, would appreciate your feedback
musician friend, would appreciate your feedback, feres: The Fillmore Company, Cincinnati, OH. started in business in 1905 as importers of instruments. Companies named Gras, J. Gras, Gras feres etc. claim to have been founded in 1836 and in 1868. And, appear to have been both dealers and makers. Some of their...

Antique Musical Instruments: J Gras soprano sax, octave keys, soprano sax
octave keys, soprano sax, baritone sax: You say it has a double (i.e. manual octave keys?) OK, well first of all I m no expert on saxophones (I know a bit more about brass instruments). But, I happen to have an 1898 Conn Baritone sax that also has manual octave keys. I m not sure when...

Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Cartier professional clarinet, jean cartier, historical instruments
jean cartier, historical instruments, rich tone: I m sorry, I m not going to be much help. I m more knowledgeable in brass than woodwinds. But, I did check in my reference books on historical instruments and Cartier is not listed. I presume that means that they have not been in the business that long....

Antique Musical Instruments: "Jean Marbeau" Baritone horn, baritone horn, old silver
baritone horn, old silver, 1890s: I ve seen a few of those horns, but have never come across any company information. They are not listed in the references, so I have to presume that they are a stenciled instrument. But the ones I have seen are nicely done, and appear to be 1890s vintage...

Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Marbeau clarinet, clarinet player, decades of the 20th century
clarinet player, decades of the 20th century, low pitch: I am really here to respond to questions about brass instruments, but I did try to look up this maker. Unfortunately, the only Marbeau had a different first name and was a brass maker. The LP (low pitch) would probably indicate that it was a horn from...

Antique Musical Instruments: jeffrey clarinet, clarinets, repairman
clarinets, repairman, clarinet: Dear Misty, I suggest you take the instrument to a couple of stores that sell clarinets and ask the owner about your instrument. Also find out who does his repair work and talk to the repairman as well. At least you can get an estimate of its value....

Antique Musical Instruments: Kalashen Trumpet, old trumpet, mouthpieces
old trumpet, mouthpieces, bowery: About all that I can add is that the Pat 1910 date gives you a starting point, you know it is no older than 1910. On the other end, the only thing I can find about this guy is that he was in business in New York between 1895 and 1940. So, it is no newer...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kalashen trumpet, woodwinds and brass, cooper st
woodwinds and brass, cooper st, bowery st: Hi Ann Mark Kalashen was a Dealer and possibly a Maker in New York from 1895 to 1930 who dealt in both woodwinds and brass. His address in 1901 was 173 Bowery St, and between 1904 - 1925 14 Cooper St. The Patent date only establishes that the horn is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kawai upright, quality instrument, repairman
quality instrument, repairman, pianos: Dear Halla, The only help I can give you is advice. Take several pictures of the piano, showing the insides and the outside and take the pictures to two or three stores that sell pianos and show the pictures to the owner and ask him about it. Also...

Antique Musical Instruments: SUPER PAN AMERICAN CONN ELKHART, time periods, easiest place
time periods, easiest place, pan am: You are correct in all your findings. The Pan Am, was Conn s student line, but were nevertheless darn good horns. And, the Conn s were intended for the professional during those time periods. Will the owner of the Conn allow you to have it for a trial...

Antique Musical Instruments: King American Standard B flat clarinet, flat clarinet, cleveland band
flat clarinet, cleveland band, band instrument: American Standard was originally a tradename for the Cleveland Band Instrument Co. White (King) bought out Cleveland in 1925, and started using American Standard as a tradename for their student line of instruments. With that low of a serial number, I would...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Baritone #3 Valve, piston skirt, valve piston
piston skirt, valve piston, horizontal holes: Steve, It is hard for me to get a clear picture in my mind of the damage the horn has experienced. But, if I am understanding correctly that the bottom of the piston has cracked and gotten bent. It is possible that the cracks could be soldered shut,...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Cleveland Sax, thanksgiving turkey, mid 60s
thanksgiving turkey, mid 60s, approximate value: and my mother is now 44 years old You better be careful how you phrase that, you might not get any Thanksgiving Turkey ! g And, besides, at 44, she is still a young thing. The sax on the other hand is from the mid 60s. So, you can call it old if...

Antique Musical Instruments: King French Horn, pawn shop, double horn
pawn shop, double horn, ebay: It dates back to the late 60s. To get an idea of value, check complete auctions on eBay for a similar instrument. You can gig me on the evaluation if you choose to do so, but if you had read my introduction, you would known that I don t do evaluations...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Masters Silver Cornet, ebay buyers, ebay
ebay buyers, ebay, wrong direction: Kathryn, The information I have indicates that the Master was introduced in 1916. So, it may be a bit newer than estimated by the serial number. (The lists are not exact). If you take good clear detailed pictures of the horn showing both its features...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Tempo 600 trumpet -- made before 1964?, conn selmer, king tempo
conn selmer, king tempo, serial number list: The source of my comment on the initial date for the Tempo came from www.hnwhitekings.com (except that it seems to say 1962 rather than 1964) On there, he has both a reference to the Tempo, and also to the serial number list that you are referencing. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: keith, Prowse & Co. London Royal Patent Grand Euphonon, cheapside london, treble and bass
cheapside london, treble and bass, spanish guitars: The term apparently is applied both to a keyboard type instrument and to a jumbo guitar. I would like to see the pictures, although, I don t know I m going to be much help, as my area is brass instruments (in which case it would be an euphonium! g kenton@punxypa.co...

Antique Musical Instruments: king 605 trombone, air leaks, embouchure
air leaks, embouchure, mouthpieces: Jacob, I can t think that the problem you are struggling with is caused by water in the horn. It isn t so much spit as it is condensation of the humidity in your breath. Water will sometimes come out the bell of a trombone. The only thing that causes...

Antique Musical Instruments: king cleveland 605 trombone with f trigger, brass polish, soap and water
brass polish, soap and water, brasso: I know the horn. What I don t know is the condition of your particular instrument. If the lacquer is mostly gone, then I would recommend removing it completely, and then you can polish it with Brasso or a similar brass polish. (in my opinion, the play better...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lionel Hampton, lionel hampton, brunswick records
lionel hampton, brunswick records, manhattan apartment: Hiya Matt; This is out of my area of expertise (antique musical instruments), but I ve done some looking for you. Lionel Hampton has had an incredible career -- first jazz vibraharpist of any note, playing in every decade from the thirties through the...

Antique Musical Instruments: LOCATION OF ANSWER TO QUESTION, valve casing, pedler
valve casing, pedler, e mail: I m not following what you are saying. OK, I looked up your original question. IF it has a serial number on it, it would probably be on the second valve casing. Since no dated serial number lists are known to exist for the Pedler instruments, you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig and Ludwig Chicago drums, rope tension, ludwig drum
rope tension, ludwig drum, ebay: I can t say that I know much about drums. And, it isn t a rope tension drum that do seem to draw interest. So, I can only surmise that it is the brand name on it that drew the interest. But, as I m sure you are already aware, if you get a bunch of interest...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy American Professional cornet, lyon and healy, elderly lady
lyon and healy, elderly lady, cornet: I m relatively certain that it is all silverplated brass. The 2182 would be the serial number. Unfortunately, there are no records that remain from Lyon and Healy that would tell us what the date would be. Although, it may not deserve to be a lamp, it probably...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Coronet J. Neumannís Valve, serial number list, e bay
serial number list, e bay, neher: Are you saying that it says: J Neuman on the bell? There was a J Neumann in Warsaw starting in the 1830 s. L&H was such a big operation and all their records were destroyed by fire. So, it is a big frustration trying to make sense out of their history....

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy piston valve coronet, piston valve, serial number list
piston valve, serial number list, healy: Nope, I can t tell you its value. It probably would not generate that much interest. Which is probably too bad, because it may very well be a decent horn. Lyon & Healy are pretty much forgotten today, but around 100 years ago they were probably the biggest...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Rotary Valve Cornet, lyon and healy, rotary valve
lyon and healy, rotary valve, ebay: Hi Gail, It is rare in that most Lyon and Healy cornets you see are piston valved. Lyon and Healy was a major supplier of musical instruments around the turn of the 20th century. Most of their instruments were imported, though they made some and used...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Trombone, lyon and healy, horns
lyon and healy, horns, 20th century: 20th Century model horns by Lyon & Healy, in fact practically all of the Lyon and Healy products are hard to date because there are no records. But, a clue is the Made in . That would seem to indicate that it was domestically made after 1923. It is possible...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon and Healy tuba, tuba mouthpiece, lyon and healy
tuba mouthpiece, lyon and healy, ebay: Most of the product that Lyon and Healy sold was purchased from other makers, but they eventually decided to produce their own line of instruments, and they are quality players. But as you have discovered a BBb tuba mouthpiece is too large and even when you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon and healy Coronet, lyon and healy, serial number list
lyon and healy, serial number list, rough age: That is Am n Make = American Make. There is no existing serial number list for Lyon and Healy that we know of. So, dating it is going to have to be based on characteristics of the horn. Does your look like this one? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1108298217/15#21...

Antique Musical Instruments: looking for info about old trumpet, old trumpet, music co
old trumpet, music co, music company: The horn is almost certainly one that was made by an unnamed maker and then stenciled by Whitman. I find no listing for Whitman. However, the fact that it is heavily engraved would be indication that the maker though it was a worthy instrument. It is...

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon & healy cornet, lyon and healy, serial number list
lyon and healy, serial number list, ebay: Hi, Lyon and Healy was a major supplier of instruments about 100 years ago until about 1940. Most of the instruments they sold were imports, although they did make some themselves. All their records were lost in fires, so no serial number list for dating...

Antique Musical Instruments: M.J. Kalashen Silver Trombone, slide trombone, approximate value
slide trombone, approximate value, attatched: Dear Paul, It is likely made some time between 1900 and 1920, but I am not sure about this. As far as its value, I suggest you take it to a couple of music stores that sell trombones and ask the owner. While you are there, find out who does their repair...

Antique Musical Instruments: M.J. Kalashen Silver Clarinet, nickel silver, student instruments
nickel silver, student instruments, true silver: I believe the most common explanations for the creation of the metal clarinet are that they were used as student instruments before ebony was replaced by the cheaper synthetic ebonite; however I think it s possible they were created during the fervid flurry...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mahillon baritone, valve models, key spring
valve models, key spring, euphoniums: Charles Mahillon founded his business in Bruxelles in 1836, and continued in business until 1935. In its earlier years appear to have been a notable highly regarded company, but in later years, their quality fell off. They were a supplier to the army....

Antique Musical Instruments: Manopan, couple photographs, dictionary of music
couple photographs, dictionary of music, hand organ: Hi Maggie -- This is a hard one. I ve never heard of the Manopan before, and there s very little on the web about it. Of the few pages I ve found, most of them are in foreign languages (German and French, mainly) and appear to be mere mentions. There...

Antique Musical Instruments: Marceau Silver Trumpet, sears catalog, silver trumpet
sears catalog, silver trumpet, silver mouth: Marceau was a trade name used by Sears for imported instruments. The horn would either be silver plate or what is called German silver, which is actually a form of brass, but looks silver. They were Czech made, and they show up in the 1900 Sears catalog,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Marceau Trombone, sears catalogs, exact range
sears catalogs, exact range, ebay: Without a complete set of Sears catalogs I can t give you an exact range but in the 1897 catalog there is no mention of Marceau, but there is in the 1908 catalog. They are stil advertised in the 1937 catalog, but no mention in 1956. Marceau was simply a...

Antique Musical Instruments: Marceau Trombone, czech manufacturer, valve trombone
czech manufacturer, valve trombone, condition thanks: If Czech is on the mouthpiece, then it doesn t give us much of a clue, as mouthpieces and instruments often go their separate ways. If you mean mouthpipe rather mouthpiece, then The McKinley Act of 1891 required that all instruments be labeled with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mario Bandini, mario bandini, other search engines
mario bandini, other search engines, cello maker: Dear Maria, The only thing I have been able to find is a cello he made in 1981, so he may still be making them. Try calling several stores that sell cellos and tell them what you are looking for. Be sure to find out who does their repair work and talk...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin alto sax, indiana line, separate company
indiana line, separate company, numbering system: Indiana was the name Martin used for their student line of instruments. If the horn was a mainline Martin, I would say that it was made in 1923. BUT, Martin didn t use the same numbering system for the Indiana line. The Indiana line was started...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Band Instrument Company, martin band instrument company, fred jr
martin band instrument company, fred jr, band instrument: Thank you for the kind words. I don t recall what all may have been said about the Martin Company in this venue, and I would suggest that you join us over at www.horn-u-copia.net. Most of what I know about Martin will be contained on those pages. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Baritone horn, elkart indiana, serial number chart
elkart indiana, serial number chart, piston valves: The earliest verified Martin is 17221 for 1919. And, appears that their production numbers were increasing from year to year. My estimate would be that it would date roughly to around 1916. All the numbers back that far, so I m just making an estimate on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin baritone, serial number ranges, metal shank
serial number ranges, metal shank, maroon color: Wow, that s a early one. There are two serial number ranges for Martins, depending on which factory they came from. Unless yours has some model name that you didn t mention, I believe it dates to 1919. Experiments have been made with making mouthpieces...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Freres Clarinet low pitch c, c clarinet, low pitch
c clarinet, low pitch, vintage martin: Dear Melissa, I am not an appraiser, I am a historian. Take the instrument to a couple of stores that sell clarinets and ask the owner about the value. Also find out who does his repair work and talk to him about the instrument also. There is not...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Freres Flute, brass instruments, good chance
brass instruments, good chance, knowledge base: Hi Isaac, Is it an older flute? My knowledge base is more in historical brass instruments, but I tried looking this one up, but didn t find anything. I had it in my head that this was somebody s trade name, but didn t find it there either. If...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Indiana Alto Sax, conn selmer, martin indiana
conn selmer, martin indiana, indiana models: I may have mis-understood your question. I interpreted it as asking the date for a Martin saxohphone. The Martin engravings say Martin and below that Indiana for the state in which they were made. You can see a listing of serial numbers at: http://www.musictrader.com/martin.html....

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Trombone, martin band instrument company, serial list
martin band instrument company, serial list, flower design: I know of no list that goes back that far, but it probably is close to 1906. The horn probably has some value. Martin was a good name. Because they are so fragile, vintage Trombone often don t do real well in value, unless it can be demonstrated that they...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin "Troubadour" slimline trumpet, bore bore, small bore
bore bore, small bore, peashooter: Ric - What you have there is a fine example of a late 1920 s early 1930 s peashooter type trumpet. The slim, peashooter design was popular in that time. These horns are usually small bore (bore is the tubing inside diameter) and not particulary good...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Trumpet S/N 13693, indiana band, band instrument
indiana band, band instrument, instrument company: The Martin Company started the Indiana Band Instrument company but allowed them to operate independently until 1942, when they converted it into their student line. It should a decent intermediate level instrument. It may be of better quality than what you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Trumpet, selling on ebay, penetrating sound
selling on ebay, penetrating sound, jazz instruments: Well, it sort of depends on whether you really want to sell it or whether you are trying to find its value. The re-sale market is now really dominated by eBay and, many if not most people who are interested in instruments of the category that you Martin...

Antique Musical Instruments: "Marxachimes", percussion instrument, musical instrument
percussion instrument, musical instrument, music store: Dear Mike, I have not heard of an instrument with that name and have not been able to find it listed anywhere. Perhaps if you take it to a music store that sells drums and other percussion instrument you can get an estimate of its worth. Also talk...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mathushek Orchestral Pianos, square piano, pianos
square piano, pianos, music stores: Dear Mattie, Try the web site at http://www.lib.umd.edu/PAL/HowePiano.html. Otherwise call a couple of stores in your area that sell pianos and ask them. Also find out who does their repair work and talk to him about your instrument. You may need...

Antique Musical Instruments: Maybell recording master banjo, banjo makers, pearl inlay
banjo makers, pearl inlay, string banjo: Dear Michael, Take the banjo to a couple of music stores that sell banjos and ask the owner what he knows about it. Be sure to find out who does his repair work and ask the repairman about it. You will at least get a value for the instrument and perhaps...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mellophone maker, french horn music, alto sax music
french horn music, alto sax music, altoona pa: I only live about 1.5 hours from Altoona, but I have never heard of Hatch. My guess would be that he may have been a dealer, not a maker. I certainly can t discourage someone (my age) from getting back into music performance. But the question whether...

Antique Musical Instruments: Melville Clark Clarinet Question, musical wind instrument, conn company
musical wind instrument, conn company, white metals: I m afraid I know nothing about this company s production of clarinets (or anything other than great pianos). It is possible (and likely) that the instrument is a stencil. Stencils are instruments made by a known manufacturer and then marked with the name...

Antique Musical Instruments: Melville Clark soloist Trumpet (silver), worchester ma, clark music
worchester ma, clark music, syracuse ny: Melville Clark is better known for his pianos. The Clark Music Company was establilshed in 1859, in Syracuse NY by George Clark. They were dealers and the records say that the brass instruments that they sold were made by George McFadden. George...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal Clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, bruxelles: Well, it does have a few strikes against it. Clarinetists generally don t like metal clarinets. And, the brand is rather obscure so most folks would not know whether it was any good or not. Charles Mahillon founded his business in Bruxelles in 1836,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal Clarinet, clarinet repair, specialized art
clarinet repair, specialized art, quality instrument: Hi Teri; Usually metal clarinets aren t expensive nowadays. Here are two pages that address their value in general terms; http://www.geocities.com/saxandclarinet/metal_clarinets.html Also look here: http://www.saxworx.com/question.htm Scroll...

Antique Musical Instruments: Miraphone 6087 "recording" style tuba, rafters, yabb
rafters, yabb, tuba: Hmm, looks like I did something wrong. I thought I had answered this question, but it must not have gone through. Sorry about that. I remember it because I was encouraging you to go ahead and shake those rafters! I also suggested checking on my WEB...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mouthpiece receiver for a Conn Wonder, valve casings, trombone mouthpiece
valve casings, trombone mouthpiece, slide buttons: The valve numbers are shop numbers to keep the casings,pistons, and maybe the caps together. I suspect that it is just heavily tarnished and the tarnish is resisting your efforts. You might want to try some Tarnx and see if that will get through it. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: MT Kalashen trumpet, ball park, wwi
ball park, wwi, ebay: Kalashen was a dealer and possibly maker in New York from 1895-1930. If you know it to be pre WWI then you can narrow that age range down somewhat. You occassionally see Kalashen s on eBay, which is where I d recommend you look to determine value. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Musical Instruments, ukeleles, musical instruments
ukeleles, musical instruments, museums: Dear Chris, I suggest you take the instrument to several stores that sell ukeleles and ask the owner about the value. While you are there, find out who does their repair work and talk to him also. Ask about collectors and museums while you are there....

Antique Musical Instruments: Musical Saw, repairman, violins
repairman, violins, music stores: Dear Gordon, If you can read the label, try typing it in your search box. Perhaps the internet can help you. I have no ideas. You can try to call several music stores that sell violins and ask the owner. Find out who does his repair work and ask...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mystic Mountain Dulcimers, teardrop style, tuning pegs
teardrop style, tuning pegs, dulcimer makers: Dear Chris, I am not an appraiser, but most dulcimers sell for less than $100. There are many Dulcimer makers and most of the instruments are well-made. In my opinion, they are undervalued, considering the skill level and time it takes to make one....

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, washburn company, bottom piece
washburn company, bottom piece, mother of pearl: The date that you mentioned is a very possible assumption. I have seen that inlay before, but do not know what they make is but I will try to find out and get back to you. If there is any way that you can email me a picture, I can almost guarantee my answer....

Antique Musical Instruments: i have a mandolin made by..., ozborn, osbourn
ozborn, osbourn, field questions: Marty, I m sorry, but I can t help you with your question, but maybe you can help me with one of mine. I volunteered to field questions about antique brass instruments, but I get more questions about woodwinds, strings, pianos, etc. than I do about...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, dear bill, repairman
dear bill, repairman, mandolins: Dear Bill, I am not an appraiser, I am a historian. Take the instrument to a couple of stores that sell mandolins and ask the owner for an appraisal. While you are there, find out who does his repair work and talk to the repairman about it. Jake...

Antique Musical Instruments: manhattan soprano sax?, selmer company, soprano sax
selmer company, soprano sax, wall hanger: Manhattan was a student line name back 50+ years ago used by the H.A. Selmer company. It could be silver plated or nickel plated. Dont pay much for it - it could be a dog - and repadding will cost you about $200. Unless you just want it for a wall hanger...

Antique Musical Instruments: metal clarinet, boosey and hawkes, instrument makers
boosey and hawkes, instrument makers, besson: Clarinets were made of metal back in the 40 s as a substitute for both scarce rubber and scarce fine woods. I believe Fontaine was once a mark of Besson which is now a mark of Boosey and Hawkes. All well repected instrument makers. Generally, unless...

Antique Musical Instruments: metal clarinet, vintage instrument, resale market
vintage instrument, resale market, ebay: Generally speaking, metal clarinets have little value in the resale market. Their utility is restricted to collectors of clarinets. That said, if you want to play a metal clarinet then restoring it is the only way to go. I d be careful though -- playing...

Antique Musical Instruments: metal clarinet, metal silver, clarinet
metal silver, clarinet, sears: Hi Beth, Clarinets made of silver plated brass were an idea that was tried - I believe - during the depression, and some lasted into the 50 s. Although, I understand that a quality clarinet can be made of metal, most of those that were actually made were...

Antique Musical Instruments: metal clarinet, cleveland band, clarinets
cleveland band, clarinets, antique store: These are actually very common, student grade intruments. Metal clarinets were favored in the 30 s thru 50 s for marching. As a rule they generally do not play very well. Ebonite (Hard plastic) clarinets made them obsolete. Fair market value is usually...

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece, robert barth, mellophone mouthpiece
robert barth, mellophone mouthpiece, shank size: There was a Robert Barth in Stuttgart, in the late 1800s, so it is likely his, although there were a number of Barths making instruments. You can probably get an idea of what instrument the mouthpiece was intended for, by the shank size. Probably because...

Antique Musical Instruments: music technology, keyed bugle, advancements in technology
keyed bugle, advancements in technology, brass instruments: I don t know any specifics about virginals nor their construction, my area is brass instruments. But, I have to say that in large measure, musicians a a conservative lot. They don t seem to like change much. After all, the new instruments on the block are...

Antique Musical Instruments: music, clap one, duple meter
clap one, duple meter, clap your hands: Dear Pat, To figure out the meter, stomp your foot on every strong beat, and clap your hands on every weak beat. If you clap twice between stomps, it is triple meter. If you clap one or three times, it is duple meter. The meter means how many beats...

Antique Musical Instruments: musical- harp, musical harp, repair man
musical harp, repair man, harpist: Dear Tom, I suggest you take several pictures of the harp and take the pictures to a store that sells harps (and pianos, too, possibly). Ask the store owner about the harp and find out who does his repair work and talk to the repair man about it as...

Antique Musical Instruments: Need help with a Buffet Crampon Piccolo, bothell wa, buffet crampon
bothell wa, buffet crampon, family instruments: Well, these would just be leads. I don t know that any of them would have the information you are seeking, but if I were trying to track it down, I d start with these folks. lightnsail@aol.com - This person, embarrassingly enough I met via a failed ebay...

Antique Musical Instruments: The New Yorker, instrument company, stencil
instrument company, stencil, musical instrument: I m sorry I thought I already answered this. Maybe it didn t go through. I don t know of a New Yorker, however there was a New York Musical Instrument Company, so that may be a possibility. Or it may be a stencil sold by a another retailer. kms ...

Antique Musical Instruments: NOBLET CORONET, tom gill, brass instruments
tom gill, brass instruments, coronet: Hi Tom, Sorry I didn t get back to you sooner, but I had been out of town. Noblet is a woodwind making family. Is there any other information on the instrument, a insignia, other words? How were you able to determine that it was made in the late...

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Clarinet, four digits, honest appraisal
four digits, honest appraisal, ebay: Woodwinds aren t my area, so I can t help with its value, but I will say that you really don t have to worry about it. If you describe it fully and honestly and provide detailed pictures, it will naturally rise to its true value on eBay no matter where you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Clarinet, needle nose pliers, bass clarinetist
needle nose pliers, bass clarinetist, clarinet case: My area is not Woodwinds, but I think I can give you a bit of information, as a alternative to that in the letter. Bay State was a tradename used by the Oliver Ditson Company for presumably imported instruments. They were in business from 1861 to 1931....

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet clarinet, clarinet mouthpiece, violin player
clarinet mouthpiece, violin player, jazz musician: Woodwinds are not my area. Metal clarinets were an experiment that never really caught on. Most were cheaply made, though I m told that there is no reason that a metal clarinet couldn t sound as good as a traditional clarinet. I recently heard a metal...

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Trumpet, noblet paris, leather bond
noblet paris, leather bond, velvet material: My understanding is that Noblet trumpets were actually made by Courtois in the 50s. The bells were different than the Courtois trumpets of the time that had a tonal ring around the bell. They were not as well made as the Courtois, but they were nevertheless...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ohio Band Instrument company, valve casing, band instrument
valve casing, band instrument, instrument company: Ohio Band Instrument Company came into existence in the early 30 s, it was based in Cleveland, and was headed by F. A. Reynolds. There is a good possibility that it was a subsidiary of HN White. Reynolds formed his own company in 1936. Ohio Band Instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: OLD CARL FISHER CORNET "RELIABLE NEW YORK", carl fischer, dad bill
carl fischer, dad bill, carl fisher: Carl Fischer (1849-1923) started as a dealer in New York in 1872, after immegrating from Germany, supplying sheet music and imported instruments from Europe. They opened a division, Carl Fischer Musical Instrument Co. which then bought out York Band Instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: OLD TRUMPET, old trumpet, silver trumpet
old trumpet, silver trumpet, student models: Starting in the 60 s, Couesnon tried to expand its share in new markets, both by building quality instruments and student models. In 1969 the factory was badly damaged by fire, destroying archives and records, including serial number records. In 1978, the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Besson Trumpet, conn 40b, besson trumpet
conn 40b, besson trumpet, valve casings: Bessons are such a confusing lot. There are French Bessons and English Bessons. One serial number list would be this horn in the 1930 s, another would put it in the 1950 s. You may want to look through the material at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Besson...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Bundy Cornet, bach strad, valve caps
bach strad, valve caps, tuning slide: Dear Brendan, Bundy is mostly known for its woodwind mouthpieces. The best way to find out information is to write or call the Bundy Company. To find out its value, take it to a couple of stores that sell cornets and ask the owners about the value....

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Clarinet, boosey and hawkes, clarinets
boosey and hawkes, clarinets, clarinet: Hi Juliette, My knowledge base is in Brass not woodwinds, but Rudall Carte and Co are the successors to Rudal Rose Carte and Co (1852-1871) who were the successors to Rudal and Rose (1821-1852) So, the company has long roots. They were boughtout by Boosey...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Clarinet, clarinet players, serial number list
clarinet players, serial number list, old silver: Several companies used the tradename Windsor, but since yours also says Elkhart, then it is a horn made by Buescher. The serial number list I have says that it would have been made in 1918. The silver clarinets were an experiment in trying to make...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Clarinet, auction market, internet auction
auction market, internet auction, mouthpiece: You have what was a fairly common instrument of the middle 20th century. Clarinets were often made of metal in that period as a substitute for rubber and fine woods. Cleveland later became a mark of King Musical Instruments and was a very popular student...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Coronet/Trumpet, old trumpet, cincinnati oh
old trumpet, cincinnati oh, great grandfather: Dear Richard, It is very difficult to trace these instruments. I suggest you take it to several music stores in your area and ask the owner the value of it, and whether he knows anything about it s history. Also find out who does his repaair work and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Folk Music, dear old dad, old sheet music
dear old dad, old sheet music, real soldier: Dear Barbara, I don t recognize it. Try going to your public library and ask the librarian where you might find it. They have many reference books and perhaps one of them has this song in it. If there is a college or university near, go to the music...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Holton Trumpet, holton trumpet, old trumpet
holton trumpet, old trumpet, band teacher: You have a Model 48 trumpet coincidentally from 1948. It was a professional level instrument, and one that in playing condition should perform well. It was made in Elkhorn WIS. I assume it was being thrown away because it wasn t in good condition, but...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Instruments, old instruments, exact number
old instruments, exact number, existance: I think the point that people are trying to make is that it is extremely unlikely that someone is going to discover a previously unknown instrument. No one is going to be able to describe the existance or demise of all the instruments that were made....

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Mandolin, shell inlay, pearl inlay
shell inlay, pearl inlay, east berlin: Dear Paul, Take the instrument to a couple of stores that sell mandolins and ask the owners about it. Also find our who does their repair work and talk to the repair-person about it. It is definitely worth a little bit of effort to find out about it....

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Martin that I can't locate, company assets, elkhart indiana
company assets, elkhart indiana, wurlitzer: That s wishful thinking, I m afraid. There isn t such a site. The closest thing to it would be eBay. If you can find similar instruments for sale, on eBay you could get a sense of its value that way. The desirable Martins are those that were made before...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Pocket trumpet / coronet, pocket trumpet, shoe lace
pocket trumpet, shoe lace, tube slides: It might be a pocket trumpet, but I suspect that it may simply be a cornet. Have you tried playing it. It might be an Eb rather than a Bb. You can email pictures to me at Kenton@punxypa.com if you want. Regarding the stuck slides, try spraying them with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Saxophone, pat sept, saxophonist
pat sept, saxophonist, saxophone: This is probably a student level instrument made by Conn. In all likelihood it is the same as their Pan American offerings. It is tuned to modern pitch, so it should play with a modern band. Continental was started in 1923, so it is no older than that....

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Saxophone, seriel number, beuscher
seriel number, beuscher, instrument players: Buescher (pronounced Bisher) #54925 was probably built in 1919. 20A should be an alto sax, Elkhart was the student/intermediate line of the company -- these weren t all that uncommon and sell on eBay for under $100. Those original cases are getting scarce...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old slide trombone from the 1800's..., slide trombone, outer slides
slide trombone, outer slides, notch condition: Well, let see. On the plus side, instruments from the Boston Manufactory are collectable. On the neutral side, this horn was made during a time when the trombone was not a particularly popular instrument. Which probably makes more rare than trombones...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old slide trumpet (small trombone) ?, lyon and healy, company fires
lyon and healy, company fires, imported instruments: Hi, If just the slide is 22 inches, I suspect you may have an alto trombone. If the whole instrument is 22 inches then it is probably a soprano trombone. Technically a slide trumpet is different instrument where that slide is just on the mouthpiece side....

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Trombone, tuning slides, low pitch
tuning slides, low pitch, high pitch: Columbia was a trade name used by Jay. His company was in existence from 1910 to 1946. The two tuning slides are most likely to change it from high pitch to low pitch. At the early part of the 20th century, there had been no decision as to what pitch to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Trumpet, old trumpet, quality instruments
old trumpet, quality instruments, engravings: The patent is for what Buescher advertised as the Split no tone Bell. The horn was made in 1924. The LP means it plays in modern A=440 modern pitch. The pivot mechanism is used to change keys, probably Bb to A. Buescher made good professional quality...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old trumpet/cornet, holton instruments, old trumpet
holton instruments, old trumpet, yabb: Well the easy part is that it was made in 1914. My guess would be that you have a cornet, because they were more popular than trumpets in 1914. You might want to look at these two web pages. They are both of Holton instruments. See if you can match yours...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old trumpet, old trumpet, indiana band
old trumpet, indiana band, band instrument: In 1938, Martin established the Indiana Band Instrument Company, but allowed the company to continue to operate independently until 1942. In 1942, they converted the name into a student line for Martin. They didn t use the same serial numbers as did...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Upright piano, old upright piano, cinncinnati
old upright piano, cinncinnati, metal frame: Dear Latricia, I have not been able to turn up any information about your piano, so I suggest that you take several pictures of it, showing the markings, and take them to several stores that sell pianos and talk to the owners. While you are there, find...

Antique Musical Instruments: Older Instrument Maintenance, muramatsu flute, instrument maintenance
muramatsu flute, instrument maintenance, specific instruments: Well, woodwinds aren t really my area, but . . . You have good equipment, so assuming that they were in good repair when you put them away, then I would think that all you would need to do would be to to check them over. Check your pads, and alignment....

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds Superstar Trombone, bach strad, mid 1970s
bach strad, mid 1970s, superstar: That horn dates to the mid 1970s. I ve not played a Superstar, but I ve heard good things about them. Other Olds I have played were good. But rather than depend the opinion of others, trust yourself. If you like the Bach better, that s all that counts...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds Superstar V20, company c, serial number
company c, serial number, trombone: Hmm. (now why did I think it was a trumpet??? Too early in the morning, I guess) A V20 should be a Superstar trigger silver plated trombone. In looking through catalogs, the first mention I find of the Superstar is in 1978. It is not on the list in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds Trombone Information, insurance value, city model
insurance value, city model, counterweight: That is a rather famous model. I ve never played one so I don t know whether its reputation comes from the way it plays or the novelty of the counterweight. (It should be a good playing instrument.) Does it look like this horn? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1111418856#1...

Antique Musical Instruments: An Olds Trombone, approximate value, trombones
approximate value, trombones, music stores: Dear Steven, I suggest you write to the F. E. Olds company and ask them about it. In the meantime, you could take the trombone to three or four music stores that sell trombones, and talk to the owner about it. Also find out who does the repair work...

Antique Musical Instruments: Origination of musical instrument, dictionary of music, grove dictionary
dictionary of music, grove dictionary, clappers: Hi Gandor -- This is way out of my area of expertise, which is a particular instrument (Rolmonica), made in the US in the 1920s. However, I ll try to give you help. This could be a pretty humorous question to answer, but I ll play it straight and serious...

Antique Musical Instruments: Orpheus, unidentified company, old instruments
unidentified company, old instruments, flugel: As far as old instruments are concerned records show that Orpheus was used by an unidentified company as a trade name, and also that Pollmann used it - but no indication that he used it for brass. So, I m afraid I m not much help, unless there are some...

Antique Musical Instruments: old alto sax body, low pitch, filagree
low pitch, filagree, mouth piece: I m not sure about the M before what I suspect to be the serial number. But, ignoring the M, the number would appear to date it to 1927. The Patent refers to a key system on the instrument. I don t know what the A is, but the L means that is plays in low...

Antique Musical Instruments: old Blessing Super Artist Trumpet, rough shape, brown case
rough shape, brown case, grand daughter: Blessing started his company in 1906, but the record is empty until 1935 when the serial number was up to 28000. So, it is somewhere in there, but that is not much help. The patent date is July 1910. So, all that means is that it is no older than 1910....

Antique Musical Instruments: an old banjo, cal berkeley, john aka
cal berkeley, john aka, calf skin: Hiya John; Looks like this could be worth something, but it s hard to say how much. I d look around in your area for music stores that could give you a price. They d need to look it over to determine the condition as well as other things (possible hidden...

Antique Musical Instruments: old cleveland tenor, musical instr, euclid ohio
musical instr, euclid ohio, student model: I suppose that would depend on what it needs. I think rather than me making a guess at that one, that you would be better off taking it to a repair service and get their estimate. If it is going to be a playing horn it may make sense. Student horns meant...

Antique Musical Instruments: old conn soprano, hal copeland, soprano sax
hal copeland, soprano sax, old conn: Hal, I m not a sax guy, but lets see where is here. OK, on the patent, it would tell that it was made after 1914, and the serial number would place it at 1921. L means it is low pitch - i.e. it would play with modern instruments. I wouldn t attempt...

Antique Musical Instruments: is my old cornet worth fixing ?, henri gautier, improved sound
henri gautier, improved sound, heavy oil: Well, the fact that the valves are slow would seem to indicate that either it is out of alignment, has something inside the valves that are slowing them down or the springs are shot. If I had it, I would first find out why the valves were not moving smoothly....

Antique Musical Instruments: old cornet, alfred hall, instrument maker
alfred hall, instrument maker: The company started in 1839, by James Gisborne. Alfred Hall Gisborne took over the company in 1894 until 1913. So, it presumably was made between those years. He appears to have been at 37 Suffolk until 1902 when he moved to Vere St. So, if there is an...

Antique Musical Instruments: old coronet, W.J. Dyer & Bro, st paul minn, john dyer
st paul minn, john dyer, old silver: William John Dyer was a dealer and importer. He became the largest music house west of Chicago. He started in Boston 1855-1868. He moved to Mankato MN from 1869 to 1882, In 1882 he moved to St Paul using the name Dyer & Howard. In 1885, the name was changed...

Antique Musical Instruments: old coronet, instrument company, separate company
instrument company, separate company, ebay: Hi Jean, They do get confusing with those old names! Well here it goes. American Standard and Cleveland were names used by the White company. The White company called their first line of instruments King. (King was a noted trombone player who was also...

Antique Musical Instruments: An old E flat Tuba, low pitch, high pitch
low pitch, high pitch, donut: Looks like it goes back to around 1912. Does it have a high/low donut on it? i.e. a piece of tubing that makes a loop and can be reversed to change it from high pitch to low pitch? If so, you might want to try putting it in high pitch and then pull the...

Antique Musical Instruments: old French horn, piston valves, lead pipe
piston valves, lead pipe, courtois: Hi John, The 7, 8, 9 are simply assembly numbers so the workers can keep track of which valve goes with which casing. As far as determining age, etc. on it, I will refer you to: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Courtois for...

Antique Musical Instruments: old Pan American Cornet, model markings, brass instrument
model markings, brass instrument, pan american: Your horn dates to 1949. Pan American was Conn s student line, so they are not worth as much as main line instruments. As far as repair parts, it would depend on what was needed. Most of a brass instrument is repairable, although, the only true spare parts...

Antique Musical Instruments: What is this old Piano!, ebay bidders, google search
ebay bidders, google search, grand pianos: Of course, I cannot identify it without seeing it. Is this a grand or an upright piano? Decorated grand pianos are of greater interest than uprights. The letters ÷Z don t suggest a possible maker. The maker s name is typically cast into the the large metal...

Antique Musical Instruments: old saxaphone, serial number list, tradename
serial number list, tradename, engraving: Well, this might be a interesting bit of sleuthing! with a serial of 112565 and a brand name of Cleveland and documentation of it being at least 58 years old (so about 1948) and, a patent date of 1925 Cleveland was purchased by White in 1925....

Antique Musical Instruments: old selmer cornet, henri selmer paris, ingraving
henri selmer paris, ingraving, serial list: Henri Selmer and Alexandre founded Selmer and H&A Selmer. They took over the workshop of Adolphe Sax in 1928. and started making brass instruments at that time, first under the Sax name until 1933, then under the Millereau name until 1939, before using the...

Antique Musical Instruments: old stanton cornet, old stanton, general idea
old stanton, general idea, serial numbers: Those aren t serial numbers, they are manufacturing markings to keep the valve parts organized. It would appear that it is a horn that was named by a dealer but was actually made by someone else. If you can send some pictures to Kenton@punxypa.com,...

Antique Musical Instruments: old trombone, tenor trombone, small bore
tenor trombone, small bore, hi john: Hi John, The only one I can think of is a Getzen Model 60 that sounds like your description. You can see one at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/picture.php?show=./instruments/Getzen/Getzen-Trombone-6850.jpg But I don t know that is had a friction fit...

Antique Musical Instruments: old trombone, hobart indiana, tuning slides
hobart indiana, tuning slides, trombone player: ok, look at the first horns on these pages: This is a nickel silver instrument. http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb1/YaBB.cgi?board=Missenhaiter;action=display;num=1107092019 This is a satin silver instrument http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb1/YaBB.cgi?board=Conn;action=display;num=1111849863...

Antique Musical Instruments: old trombones., boosey and hawkes, musician friend
boosey and hawkes, musician friend, small bore: 1. I agree with you on the date. It is not real rare, but I think it might generate some interest. 2. Thereabouts on date. 46 or 7. Probably of less value than the Conn 3. I assume that the date on the bell is either a patent or an exhibition....

Antique Musical Instruments: old trumpet, lyon and healy, healy company
lyon and healy, healy company, old trumpet: My experience with Own Make insruments are that they are indeed well made. Unfortunately, the Lyon and Healy company had a mixed reputation, their records were destroyed about a century ago, and so they don t retain as much value as maybe they should. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: old trumpet question, valve casing, old trumpet
valve casing, old trumpet, american diplomat: Well that is interesting. I believe what it has on the valve casing is actually Glassl. Previously, I have seen pictures of - and have been told - that American Diplomat instruments were made by Huttl. Both Glassl and Huttl were in Grazlitz....

Antique Musical Instruments: old trumpet, lyon and healy, healy company
lyon and healy, healy company, old trumpet: The Lyon and Healy company records were destroyed by fire about a century ago. We have done some exploration of the Lyon and Healy serial numbers, but so far with only tentative results. If your horn is an Own Make model, it should be about 1904. But it...

Antique Musical Instruments: How old are these two trumpets? Holton, Reynolds, serial number chart, collegiate model
serial number chart, collegiate model, model designation: The serial number charts I have for Holton would make that number pre 1920, but the model number of T602 is a Collegiate model and I don t know when they attached the model number nor exactly when they started the Collegiate models but I thought it was in...

Antique Musical Instruments: An old wurlitzer upright piano, e mail address, wurlitzer upright piano
e mail address, wurlitzer upright piano, decent shape: Dear Michael, I trust you will get this message, as you didn t leave your e-mail address. Take some pictures of the piano and take them to a piano store and ask the owner about it. Also find out who does his repair work and talk to the repair person...

Antique Musical Instruments: Your opinion of the value of three instruments, saprano sax, selmer alto sax
saprano sax, selmer alto sax, buescher: Dear Darryl, I am a historian, not an appraiser. Take the instruments to a couple of music stores that sell Saxes and ask the owner about the value. He will be familiar with the market. Also ask who does their repair work and talk with the repairman....

Antique Musical Instruments: Pan American Cornpet, bell flare, band instructors
bell flare, band instructors, raw brass: Does it look like: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/picture.php?show=./instruments/Conn/Pan-Am-Cornet-211433.jpg If so, what you have is called a long model cornet. Actually, quite a few makers made long cornets. So, it isn t particularly rare. It wasn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pedler Clarinet, serial number list, company sort
serial number list, company sort, band instrument: Hi Dennis, Unfortunately, as what frequently happens when a company goes out of business, the records aren t kept. So, to my knowledge there exists no serial number list that would help date your clarinet. I think the company sort of phased out of...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Peerless M.J. Kalashen Trumpet, history and value, cooper st
history and value, cooper st, bowery st: Mark Kalashen was a Dealer and possibly a Maker in New York from 1895 to 1930. His address in 1901 was 173 Bowery St, and between 1904 - 1925 14 Cooper St. Some of his trumpets are said to be made by Blessing based on the French Besson design i,.e. bore,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano information, lake worth fla, cameron co
lake worth fla, cameron co, old piano: Dear Kelley, Take several pictures of the piano, showing the information you mentioned and take the pictures to several stores that sell pianos. Talk to the owners about it, and find out who does their repair work. Show the pictures to the repair people...

Antique Musical Instruments: What is the Piano Worth?, piano worth, repair person
piano worth, repair person, kimball: Dear Alyssa, The patent date has nothing to do with the date of manufacture. I suggest you take several pictures of the piano, showing as much of it as possible, and take the pictures to several stores that sell pianos. Talk to the owners about it...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, insturment, e bay
insturment, e bay, upright piano: Dear Sara, This company has been out of business for probably more than 50 years. They made medium priced pianos and sold them through outlets like Sears. But since it is old, it is probably made better than newer ones, as the old technicians were...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pianos, yong chang, electronic keyboard
yong chang, electronic keyboard, piano world: Ernst Gabler was founded in New York in 1854. Gabler was controlled by American Aeolian (founded 1932) at some point in their history. Sohmer, Yong Chang, and Wurlitzer bought the assets in about 1985. Gabler was making players under their own name...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pricing for a Coronet, minor dents, valve work
minor dents, valve work, instruments company: Hi Chad, It was made in about 1908. That model is a well known and respected model. The company is also well known and highly regarded. The most collectable horns made by Boston were the older ones and had Boston Musical Instrument Manuf y engraved on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Professional Wurlitzer French Horn, martin handcraft, mellophone
martin handcraft, mellophone, sousaphone: Well, that is an interesting horn. The vocal horns were marketed as a solo instrument. They are similar to mellophones. Although it is wrapped a bit differently than the mellophone and it appears that the flare of the bell on that horn is fuller than the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pump Organ, pump organ, bellows
pump organ, bellows, pianos: Dear Donna, Try calling several stores that sell organs or pianos and find out who does their repair work. Then call the repair people and ask them. Also you might try calling any large church in the area and ask them who works on their organ and call...

Antique Musical Instruments: pan american tuba, eb, bbbs
eb, bbbs, bbb: Hi Donna, Pan American is a Conn brand for their second line instruments. Though not of a professional level, they are still good instruments. Pan American Tubas come in two basic pitches. BBb and Eb. The Eb s are less popular today and aren t used...

Antique Musical Instruments: possible antique trumpet, pedler, mouth piece
pedler, mouth piece, true age: I can tell you that is is no older than 1937, but I don t have a date as to when they quit making Pedlers. The mouthpiece would not be original with the York name on it. If you want to do some of the work on it yourself, if you want to email me some pictures...

Antique Musical Instruments: QUALITY, country music store, old trumpet
country music store, old trumpet, unionville pa: Hi Bernie, HOW ABOUT YOU? Well, let s see. You ve got about 10 years on me, I m still playing, and I live East of you in Groundhog town, PA. Oh, you meant the trumpet . . . . Yes, I ve heard of William Frank. In fact I ve fixed several...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question about Dabico trumpet, monel valves, tom daugherty
monel valves, tom daugherty, band instrument: John, I would concur with your suspicions. Though obviously, I can t tell how old it may be since I haven t seen it. Nor do I know Tom Daugherty so I ll defer to you on that as well. Unless it was a domestic product, somewhere on the horn the country...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question about a record, world war 2, russ williams
world war 2, russ williams, alblum: Dear Sal, I am not an appraiser, I am a historian. I suggest you call at least two other collectors and ask them about the value. Then you will have at least three different opinions and can decide if the original offer is a good one or not. Jake...

Antique Musical Instruments: question on i believe a antique tuba?, extreme difficulty, production numbers
extreme difficulty, production numbers, brisson: Hi Kristi, I can only find a brief reference to Brisson & cie which states they were in business in the late 1800 s. The corks on the valve top caps would be consistent with that time period. I would be interested in seeing pictures of your instrument....

Antique Musical Instruments: i have a question, conn saxophones, black ivory
conn saxophones, black ivory, ebay: Woodwinds are not my area, but I believe that your horn was made in 1932. Conn saxophones are well respected, and I would think it of some value. I don t attempt to do estimates on here, but you could check eBay to see what similar horns are going for. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Re: 5-valve Holton-Sansone, piccolo trumpet, kruspe
piccolo trumpet, kruspe, rough equivalent: I think you are mistaken. Oh, I wouldn t find that surprising. Only problem is, that though I do try to field questions on AllExperts, I haven t gotten very well versed on its structure, and I don t know how to get back to what the original conversation...

Antique Musical Instruments: Re: History of certain instruments, new orleans jazz, melodic passages
new orleans jazz, melodic passages, history of musical instruments: Dear Diane, I suggest you spend some time learning how to spell and how to type. Also you need to learn some grammer rules. The technical developments of the piano take a great number of words to tell, starting with the history of the clavicord. Go...

Antique Musical Instruments: Recording King Amp, vaccum tubes, guitar corner
vaccum tubes, guitar corner, ebay: Ive gotton some advice and have one other person to contact. My advice is definately fix it. I know in Chicago there are a number of people I work with who could fix it. It is an antique and I think if you are after money, on eBay it would more than pay...

Antique Musical Instruments: Rene Lorein Saxaphone, tenor saxophone, lorein
tenor saxophone, lorein, repairman: Dear Diedra, I suggest you take the instrument to a couple of stores that sell saxophones and talk to the owner about it. Also find out who does his repair work and ask the repairman about it. One of them will surely know about it. If not, ask them...

Antique Musical Instruments: Replacement valves for Holton trumpet, replacement valves, serial number
replacement valves, serial number, trumpet: That serial number goes back to 1946, so without researching it I would suspect it is unlikely that any stock valve is going to work. But, I would think that the much more likely option would be to get the valve repaired. Of course, there is also the (expensive)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Robinson Piano Co trumpet, montgomery wards, piano co
montgomery wards, piano co, piano company: Hi, That is an interesting history. While I didn t see any reference to Robinson Piano Co. , nor any reference to supplying brass instruments, it certainly looks like this oriental company could possibly be the dealer for this cornet. It does appear...

Antique Musical Instruments: Rollmonica's,or Aremonicas, glass armonica, mozart beethoven
glass armonica, mozart beethoven, glass cylinders: Hi Thomas; I believe you re referring to the Glass Harmonica also known as the Armonica or Glass Armonica, which was invented by Benjamin Franklin, and which was popular for a time in both Europe and the New World. Mozart, Beethoven, and other composers...

Antique Musical Instruments: Rudolmeyer Piano, upright pianos, google search
upright pianos, google search, piano atlas: Hello Pauline, I m sorry that this is outside my area of expertise, which terminates at pianos before 1850. Since you asked, here s some information that might help you. Contact your piano technician to see if (s)he has the Piano Blue Book , which...

Antique Musical Instruments: Rudolph WurliTzer clarinet and antique piccolo, rudolph wurlitzer company, dance orchestras
rudolph wurlitzer company, dance orchestras, low pitch: Judging from the case and the fingering design, the clarinet appears to be circa 1900 - it was definitely made prior to 1915 when Wurlitzer headquarters moved to Chicago. It is an clarinet in Bb with Albert System fingering (an older system of keys designed...

Antique Musical Instruments: re: Buescher Trumpet, stratavarious, c shape
stratavarious, c shape, ebay: That horn was made in 1948. The horns of the 20 s, while Buescher himself was still involved, were certainly top notch for their time. It is my understanding that the Aristocrat line was under their professional line, but still a decent instrument. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: I have recently purchased..., high pitch, caronna
high pitch, caronna, mouth pieces: Joe, I answered your inquiry once before, but apparently it got lost in netherland. Anyway, I suspect you may know as much or more about woodwinds than I do. But, I would think that the one horn marked HP (high pitch) would not be as valuable since...

Antique Musical Instruments: roaring 20s music, roaring 20s music, five foot two
roaring 20s music, five foot two, yes sir: Dear H Kutz, Look in the yellow pages for a music store that sells sheet music. They may sell pianos mainly. I am sure they will have a collection of those songs. If not, the owner can order one for you. It usually only takes a couple of days. Jak...

Antique Musical Instruments: royal czechoslovakian trumpet, brass players museum, montgomery wards
brass players museum, montgomery wards, silver trumpet: Sears and Wards had instruments that they would put their own company brands on. And, they would also sell horns with other makers brands. AND, they would also sell some that had a tradename that would make them appear to be another maker, but in fact was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sansone French Horn, valve slides, double horn
valve slides, double horn, new york usa: I suspect that you may know as much about his instruments as I do. Sansone passed away in 1975, and started his business in 1914. He made some interesting horns. I ve got one in G (why he made it in that key, and why I still have it, I don t know.) And,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sax Education (pardon the pun), penzel, ebay
penzel, ebay, saxophones: The Pan American is a student level instrument but probably is a decent instrument. I have seen MeloDee instruments but know nothing about them. Penzel and Meuller were in business in New York starting 1899. I would suggest that you will probably...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sax, saxophone models, 6 digits
saxophone models, 6 digits, carl fischer: About thinking I had answered the question about the Fischer. I didn t mean that you had previous asked, I meant that I think I wrote an answer but failed to hit the send button. There was a F. Belmont in Paris in the 19th century, but I suspect your instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Saxaphone, low pitch, deceased fathers
low pitch, deceased fathers, indiana company: The Indiana company was established by Martin bought the company in 1938, but allowed it to continue as a separate company. Then in 1942, Martin converted the name to be their student line of instruments. There are no serial number lists that I know of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Saxaphone, chrest, buescher
chrest, buescher, purple velvet: Mike, I thought I already answered this, but it appears that it never made it. Sorry. Anyway, Elkhart was its own independent company for only 4 years from 1924-8. After that it was merged with Buescher. And Buescher continued to use the name as a...

Antique Musical Instruments: Schumann Piano Company, Chcago, U.S.A., pianos and their makers, player pianos
pianos and their makers, player pianos, schumann co: My expertise concerns keyboards up to 1850. I have very little information about pianos and their makers thereafter. The following is what I have been able to find about the Schumann Co., in general. In the roughly twenty years before and after the turn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selling antique harpsichord, e mail address, john bernstein
e mail address, john bernstein, augusta byron: Peter, I just received this message. So, I will pass it on as requested. In April you got the message below from someone who wanted to sell an old harpsichord. I recently came across the message; I am a keyboard instrument collector and may be...