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Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey and Hawkes clarinet, british orchestras, peter eaton
Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey and Hawkes clarinet, british orchestras, peter eaton, don don

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trumpet, timeframe, trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trumpet, timeframe, trumpet, capabilities

Antique Musical Instruments: Info about clarinet, exeter nh, carl fischer
exeter nh, carl fischer, york logo: Hello, here s some information I ve obtained online about the York company: York, J.W. BI fl Grand Rapids / MI 1882-1940. 1882 established by James Warren York (b Exeter / NH 24 November 1839; d Los Angeles 9 February 1927), earlier a musician working for...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone fe olds, model chart, lm7
model chart, lm7, thease: I m assuming that one number is on the slide section and one is on the bell section. I believe that it therefore dates to the early 1930s. As to which model, I suspect it may be the LM7.5, but you may want to check it against my model chart. http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Reference/Productline.php?maker=Olds&instrument=Trombone...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, old trumpet, silverplating
old trumpet, silverplating, beare: Beare and Son were in London from 1883 to into the 2nd quarter of the 20th Century. Beare & Son also had a presence in Toronto, Canada. It is almost certainly brass - possibly with silverplating. If it is silver plated, you can use a good quality silver...

Antique Musical Instruments: trying to find historical data, bugle, baritone
bugle, baritone, 1950s: I don t have much. But apparently HH Slingerland was located in Chicago from 1913/1916 and was still in business into the 1950s. I thought I had read that he was bought out by one of the major manufacturers, but I can t find any documentation on that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Clarinet, mouth piece, good shape
mouth piece, good shape, metal plates: Hello, the Cadet model by the Bettoney company is their student line of metal clarinets. I cannot recall if the base metal is nickel silver or brass but it s definitely a plated model. Date of production for most metal clarinets was from the 1930s-1950s so...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trumpet, old trumpet, graves co
old trumpet, graves co, wright co: 1884 would be my best estimate. Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory was formed in 1869 from the joining of craftsmen from the Graves & Co. and E. G. Wright & Co. - the top shelf makers during the Civil War By 1873, the principals were: Henry Esbach,...

Antique Musical Instruments: e flat horn, flat horn, rotary valves
flat horn, rotary valves, 1860s: I assume that it is a Henry Lehnert. If so, here is my history page on this maker: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Reference/display.php?thisrec=417 He did start his company in the 1860s, and continued till 1916. Is your horn something like this...

Antique Musical Instruments: Varsity U.S.A. trumpet, old trumpet, gimmick
Antique Musical Instruments: Varsity U.S.A. trumpet, old trumpet, gimmick

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn?, mellophones, alto horn
mellophones, alto horn, mouth piece: That is not a French horn, but rather a mellophone. Mellophones are not used in the modern concert band. The mellophone was a horn that was used to provide the alto voice and was a transitional option between the alto horn and the French horn. I don...

Antique Musical Instruments: JW Pepper trombone in orig case, pepper trombone, good shape
pepper trombone, good shape, yard sale: Pepper always imported some of the instruments he sold, but after 1910 he discontinued manufacturing any and all that he sold from that time on were imports. Yours was likely sold near to 1920. It is probably not something that will generate much interest....

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon healy french horn, lyon and healy, american professional
lyon and healy, american professional, better sense: American Professional is one of the trade names that Lyon and Healy used for imports that they marketed. Whether to repair it or not would depend on what you intended to do with it. If you plan on selling it, you probably won t get an increase in value to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Richard Sergent Fiddle, percussion instruments, vintage brass
percussion instruments, vintage brass, brass instruments: Never seen a vintage brass fiddle. Since the questioner thinks I m being a smart ass, I guess I ll admit it, course that is better than being the opposite. If the questioner could/would read, they would know that my area is My area is BRASS instruments,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Cornet, lyon and healy, ebay
lyon and healy, ebay, instrument business: But what about the cornet? I found a very similar one [the overall shape is slightly different] on eBay that was dated 1907. I didn t see it, did they document how they came up with that date? Where were these cornets imported from? The engraving...

Antique Musical Instruments: Upright Alto Horn, number sequences, alto horn
number sequences, alto horn, usa line: Grand Rapids was a sister company to York Instrument Company. The horns came out of the same factory, but unfortunately, they used different serial number sequences, so there is no good way of dating the instruments. Here is my page on York/Grand Rapids....

Antique Musical Instruments: Varsity U.S.A. trumpet, silver trumpet, varsity
silver trumpet, varsity, hn: There is some debate on the Varsity trumpets. Holton apparently used the name for student level horns that he imported before he started making the Collegiate line for the student market. But, there is some speculation that they may have been made or imported...

Antique Musical Instruments: keefer trumpet, distin, quality instruments
distin, quality instruments, significant figure: Keefer was the manufacturer. They were located in Williamsport, PA. Keefer succeeded Henry Distin. Distin was a very significant figure in the history of brass instruments and the popularity of brass bands. Distin made high quality instruments, and when...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpets, holton, horns
holton, horns, conn: There used to be a Senator model that Fisher imported from Germany years ago. I don t know if that might be the horn you saw or not. And, it might be a risk as to whether it might be a good starter horn or not. It would probably be a safer choice to look...

Antique Musical Instruments: W. Frank Co. Bugle, spanish american war, western army
spanish american war, western army, valve casing: Is this the Frank bugle with the #1 on the bell or the one with the #34 on the valve casing? We have recently been discussing these two bugles in another venue. It may be easier if you would contact me directly at Kenton@Horn-u-copia.net, to better determine...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Bros. Alto Horn, eb alto horn, alto horns
eb alto horn, alto horns, french horns: Actually, in their day, alto horns were as common as oh, say baritones, or tubas. But eventually they got pushed out of the band and replaced by French horns. Other than in historical bands, it is rare to see them in use today. But there are a lot of them...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baritone Bugle, drum bugle corps, memory bank
drum bugle corps, memory bank, rotary valve: Gretsch, Olds, Slingerland, Getzen, Ludwig, Conn would be the most likely choices. I remember D&B corps in Boot camp at about the same time you are talking about, but I was in the band, so I never got close to the bugles and I didn t know anything about them...

Antique Musical Instruments: bore size -Holton Revelation, conn instruments, valve casing
conn instruments, valve casing, tubing size: I ll post some inquiries and see if anything comes up. Here is one response: Holton does not seemed to have used a number to designate an absolute tubing size the way Conn did, but rather by instrument. Thus, 00 , 0 , 1 , 1 1/2 etc. are all relative...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Trombone, ornate engraving, carl fischer
ornate engraving, carl fischer, cornets: Artist was one of the many model names that Fischer used on the instruments sold by the company. I ve seen the model name used on everything from cornets to helicons. They didn t make their own brass instruments, but purchased them from a variety of makers...

Antique Musical Instruments: bore size -Holton Revelation, instrument groups
Antique Musical Instruments: bore size -Holton Revelation, instrument groups

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Sousaphone, eb, visual indicators
eb, visual indicators, holton: OK, the key is important. Most sousaphones made were either in BBb or Eb. But the use of Eb sousaphones has been almost eliminated, so if it is an Eb, then there will be far fewer persons interested in it. There are a few visual indicators to tell whether...

Antique Musical Instruments: A Lorenzo Sansone horn, vintage horns, valve slides
vintage horns, valve slides, exact replacements: Well, of course many things are possible. But going from the most probably, I would suspect that this horn is simply not set up correctly, and that people made incorrect conjectures as to what was wrong with it. The picture of the horn you sent appear...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Emperor Sousaphone, own horns, american models
own horns, american models, sousaphone: It appears that it is likely that Lyons purchased from a variety of makers. But you might be able to track it down by rounding up the usual suspects. I would recommend first comparing features with Pan American models. http://www.horn-u-copia.net/catalog.shtml...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question about a trumpet and a cello, membre du jury, couple questions
membre du jury, couple questions, quailty: The Couesnon trumpet circa 1927 should at least originally have been a good player. The Kay instruments were primarily aimed at the student market, though I have a 1943 Kay bass that I dearly love. There is a Kay website at: http://www.kaybass.com/...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trouble finding right mouthpiece for antique mellophone, mellophone mouthpiece, local music store
mellophone mouthpiece, local music store, custom mouthpiece: Glenn, That is going to be a tough one. Distin, effectively, used a vintage short shank trumpet receiver. It is larger than the mellophone and most alto horn shank mouthpieces. Distin called his mellophones, altophones , and they were a broader...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baronet brand, pedler, buescher
pedler, buescher, osgood: Blessing, Buescher, Conn (Pan American, Cavalier), Gronert, Pedler, and Osgood are the makers located in Elkhart that would be the likely contenders. Probably the most likely way to proceed would be to go through the lists on Horn-u-copia, and see if one...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baronet brand, copia
Antique Musical Instruments: Baronet brand, copia

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Horton Bugle, vincent bach, horton co
vincent bach, horton co, looking at photos: Try with Holton rather than Horton. I believe you will find quite a bit of information on Horn-u-copia. If it is a bugle, then it probably is not in Bb. But if it is a cornet or a trumpet then it is likely that it is in Bb. Look for a serial number on...

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn - Single in F, atachment, buescher
atachment, buescher, pedler: It is only speculation that FA Buescher formed a new company after he left the Buescher Company with Harry Pedler and made some really interesting and great playing horns for a short time and then passed away. They made many stencil horns that were made from...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, wood inlay, great shape
wood inlay, great shape, antique show: Hi, I think a ball parked price for a store would be $500, a person $300, a collector $700+. These are ball park prices from someone who isn t familiar with mandolins, I ve only played one once at a concert, I played Rocky top. You might want to visit...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Trumpet, old trumpet, 43684
old trumpet, 43684, ebay: I would also estimate it at 1915. I suspect that it may be a cornet. I think you will probably do best by selling it on eBay. You have the largest audience there. You probably don t need to anything to the instrument before selling it. (the amount it...

Antique Musical Instruments: robert f. flemming jr, robert flemming jr, robert fleming
robert flemming jr, robert fleming, robert f flemming jr: Hi, From what I have found, Robert Flemming Jr. was born in Mississippi the year 1857. He invented the guitar on March, 3rd 1886. He was an African American. However, He must have invented a certain type of guitar because I have also read by quite a...

Antique Musical Instruments: value, clarinet, horn
clarinet, horn, windsor: Hello, If I am correct this is a Clarinet made by Buescher, under the name windsor. I can t find anything about the age, if you send a picture I might be able to do better. The is what someone will want to pay for it. If it is a family heirloom then...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage mandolin, gain popularity, montgomery ward
gain popularity, montgomery ward, rocky top: Hi, Someone more familiar with old Mandolins will know more, but my knowledge of them is basic, I played it once during a concert to play the song Rocky Top. As from what I can see the Montgomery Ward s were your standard mandolin that gain popularity...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Instrument, pea shooter, antique instrument
pea shooter, antique instrument, ebay: I would date it to 1946 - not so old. . . I also date to 1946! I suspect it may be a Standard model/and/or self balancing - Standard has a slightly different meaning in this context. The best place to track prices is completed auctions on eBay...

Antique Musical Instruments: Case for Buescher valve trombone, local music store, valve section
local music store, valve section, valve trombone: I think your two basic options are either to find a gig bag, and could accommodate either a slide or a valve section, Or a hard case. There is a hard case on the market that has sections for the bell a valve section AND a slide section. Your local music...

Antique Musical Instruments: high to low pitch change, orchestral pitch, valve slides
orchestral pitch, valve slides, sally army: High pitch was the norm in the 19th Century, however, there wasn t a standard pitch. The pitch would tend to vary from one maker to another. I know that Boosey and Hawkes continued to make high pitch instruments until 1964. Though, I thought it was only...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identify Buescher Trombone, spring cushion, raw brass
spring cushion, raw brass, stock barrel: I don t know that I can help identify your horn, just from the description, but here are several references that may lead you to that information. Here is a table of Buescher trombones with model numbers. http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Reference/Productline.php?maker=Buescher&instrument=Trombone...

Antique Musical Instruments: Valve for Martin Cornet, cornet, piston
cornet, piston: Well, you basically have two options. 1) find another instrument of the same vintage and swap out the part. The piston will likely not fit well and will need to be modified to work. and 2) have a new piston custom made. Neither option is likely to be inexpensive...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Trumpet / Cornet?, trumpet cornet, student models
trumpet cornet, student models, mouthpieces: In the 1900 s, Wurlitzer bought stencils from Conn. Some appear to have been models that were made expressly for Wurlitzer, others appear to be from the Pan American line. The Special you are describing sounds like an extended cornet. It is roughly trumpet...

Antique Musical Instruments: Age of SA Bandmaster Cornet, flugel horn, serial number list
flugel horn, serial number list, salvationist publishing: Salvation Army started making instruments at that address in 1901, which continued until 1972, by which time the serial numbers had advanced to 34283. Though the Salvation Army records were lost in a fire in 1926, I have read that in London there are...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn 80a, conn usa, glass tuning
conn usa, glass tuning, opera glass: Q: Based on the info I ve given you, is this a Conn 80A? I can tell you that it is plausible that it is Q: Can you tell me the year it was manufactured? 1965 Q: Can you tell how and or where I should sell it? eBay would give you the widest...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Alto Horn, eb alto horn, antique musical instruments
eb alto horn, antique musical instruments, horn 1: The top Action Bell up models included: The Wurlitzer altos were the 12C and 13C models. Pan Am models prior to the mid 1930s were the 30C, 31C and 56C. Other pre mid 1930s Conn Altos were the 2C, 3C. I ve had two Conn Altos through here. I ll try to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fisher cornet, carl fisher, tuning slides
carl fisher, tuning slides, nickle: Sadly, no there is no way to authenticate the age of this horn by serial number. Serial numbers were typically used by makers - and someitmes dealers - to manage the instrument through the manufacturing process. The fact that for SOME makers, the serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Eflat Alto Horn, john phillip sousa, sousa band
john phillip sousa, sousa band, alto horns: If you don t mind my diversion, it is amazing how many people played with Sousa. I think Sousa himself would be surprised! g This was not a professional horn. Certainly not the type that would have been played in Sousa s band. In fact, he didn t...

Antique Musical Instruments: Euphoniums, wooden dowel, light valve
wooden dowel, light valve, french model: Well, here is the problem. If you apply remedy A when the problem is B, you can end up damaging and possibly ruining something. It might be simply stuck, or it might be a bend piston, or a dented casing, or a valve guide that is jammed in the wrong place,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega trumpet, brass polish, boston mass
brass polish, boston mass, consignment shop: The Vega, Odell, Thompson & Odell, George, Standard history is a bit confusing. I would think that your horn is no older than 1909, but I don t know that I can narrow it more than that. You should be able to use silver polish or brass polish - depending...

Antique Musical Instruments: A.W. York & Sons slide trombone, low pitch, high pitch
low pitch, high pitch, slide trombone: This horn dates to approximately 1908. This horn could have been used by advanced amateurs or professional players. It might be in high pitch or low pitch, it is even possible that it was made to convert from high pitch to low pitch. The older bands often...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1970(?) NORMA Guitar, harmony company, harmony products
harmony company, harmony products, truss rods: Hi, First let me say wow! What a challenge! I talked with every guitar person I could all morning and only one had any idea. He had not heard of a Super Valiant Chicago, But he said a long time ago he played a Valiant Chicago in a music store. His...

Antique Musical Instruments: artin Band Instruments, uncle fritz, baldwin st
uncle fritz, baldwin st, german immigrants: Thank you for your input. It is getting increasingly rare to be able to get first hand knowledge on the makers such as Martin. I would like to collect from you as much information on the company that you and your family would care to share. I would like...

Antique Musical Instruments: Beaufort American Tuba, tuba player, antique musical instruments
tuba player, antique musical instruments, brasso: Hi, I think it looks like tarnished silver. Take some brasso and polish a little spot and if it shines gold then its brass but I personally think its the tarnished silver. Anyway if you polish a spot with brasso and it doesn t shine brass, then just...

Antique Musical Instruments: boston musical instrument company USQMC trombone, ebay sales, old guitars
ebay sales, old guitars, quality maker: On one hand, Boston was a quality maker, and their products are usually a good representation of the state of the art at the time of their manufacturer. On the other hand, although the trombone is the oldest of the chromatic brass instruments, it nevertheless...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Violin
Antique Musical Instruments: Old Violin

Antique Musical Instruments: Sansone Cornet?, strads, quality instruments
Antique Musical Instruments: Sansone Cornet?, strads, quality instruments, sansone

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Recorder Goldtone, Made in Germany, ken shaw, soprano recorder
Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Recorder Goldtone, Made in Germany, ken shaw, soprano recorder, student instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Fife: E, F. Meyer Hannover, new york philharmonic, boston pops
new york philharmonic, boston pops, hanover germany: Hi, I think it might say HF Meyer. He was a flute, fife, etc. maker in Hanover, Germany. I honestly can t find anything about it, and I ve been looking since you asked me. As for value that is so tough I don t feel comfortable giving anything to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Horn Info, alto horn, lecomte
alto horn, lecomte, ullmann: After working for Gautrot, Lecomte established his company as brass makers in 1859, and from 1860 made saxhorns, mostly for export. The company was merged with Massin & Thibouville in 1889, and with Ullmann in 1898. I can give you more company details,...

Antique Musical Instruments: martin trumpet, richards music, martin blessing
richards music, martin blessing, music corporation: In 1961, Martin, Blessing, and Reynolds were merged into a company called Richards Music Corporation. It only lasted until 1963 when it was bought out by Wurlitzer. RMC is supposed to stand for Roundtable of Musical Craftsmen, . . . but it also would be...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Violin, violin label, old violin
violin label, old violin, stradiuarius: Hi, I m sorry for the late reply I ve been away on business and got caught in a snow storm. Let me say this sounds like a German copy of a Stradivarius, I can t say if it s a good copy of just a student copy. My suggestion is to ask one of the experts...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sansone Cornet?, professional horn player, valve casing
professional horn player, valve casing, nickel silver: Josh, Sansone was a professional horn player, teacher and dealer in instruments of his design. He started selling horns in 1914 and he died in 1975. He built his reputation primarily on horns, and some of his horns are more respected than others. I don...

Antique Musical Instruments: The value of my piano, new haven ct, mathushek piano
new haven ct, mathushek piano: Hi, This is awesome that you have a piano that old and it still works! However, my knowledge of piano s is limited and I don t feel safe giving you an estimate. If you contact: http://pianoexperts.com/ I m sure they can help you. Thanks, Glen...

Antique Musical Instruments: violine, quality violins, antique musical instruments
quality violins, antique musical instruments, nther: Hi, Here s the good: From what I can tell this is one of the earliest models, made when the Labert-Humbert Freres firm started. They manufactured high quality violins, and I am sure it is worth a lot. The Bad: I honestly don t feel comfortable...

Antique Musical Instruments: W. Ed. Voigt jr, decorative purposes, fabr
decorative purposes, fabr, voigt: Hi, Please send me a picture to Tubablake@yahoo.com Then I can begin to tell you what you have. Then info written on it is just the manufacturer and doesn t tell me what the horn is. So send me the info and, what did you pay for it? Thanks, Glen...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Recorder Goldtone, Made in Germany, wooden recorder, robert rother
wooden recorder, robert rother, cardboard box: Hi, This is a recorder, but it is a real pro model. I have no clue as to the value honestly. If you email office@mnozilbrass.at and ask the question with the picture and let them know your question is for Robert Rother, I m sure he will get back to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer piano, piano expert, wurlitzer model
piano expert, wurlitzer model, reliable company: Hi, Wow this was some work. I know Wurlitzer s can be worth a lot, and some aren t. I don t want to give you a wrong quote. Please contact: http://pianoexperts.com/ They are a reliable company in Canada, and not at all related to the Piano...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's (?) J W York and Sons Baritone, eb alto horn, tenor horns
eb alto horn, tenor horns, tenor tuba: Actually, it looks like a tenor horn to me. The terminology can be confusing though. Instruments in the US have different names than in Britain. Here what is called the Eb alto horn in Britain is the tenor horn Here the Bb tenor horn, is called...

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon & CIE Paris Piccolo Flute, couesnon et cie, history of the flute
couesnon et cie, history of the flute, paris 1900: Hi, I m not quite sure about history for the flute, but I do not Couesnon is a good manufacturer of instruments. The real question is, is it sentimental for you? If not it s probably not worth it to restore it if you re not going to play it. If you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & co. flute, serial numbers, reply
serial numbers, reply: Hi, Sorry about the late reply I ve been away. Take in account I know very little about flutes and my Flute lady is away. As far as I know Hawkes and Son never stamped Hawkes and Co. on any horn they made. Also all their serial numbers where 5...

Antique Musical Instruments: hopf trombone, string makers, keilwerth
string makers, keilwerth, brass instruments: In researching this further I find that the Hopf family have been in the instrument manufacturing business since 1669. But, they were string makers and woodwind makers. They started in the Graslitz area. In 1948, they fled to Russia. Kuhnl and Keilwerth...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pan American Trombone, thumb rest, professional musician
thumb rest, professional musician, tuning slide: It is all pretty iffy around the early Pan Americans. Some sources say that Pan Am was started in 1917, Conn started using model numbers around 1919, Pan American serial lists start with P-1 in 1924. Models that would appear to be available around 1924-5...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, braude, serial numbers
braude, serial numbers, trombone: Hi, It s a stencil brand. A horn made by a large maker, and they put their name on it. There isn t much known about the Romain Braude company. It s not worth alot sadly, probably $100. I actually played a trombone by them once, played nice. I hope...

Antique Musical Instruments: american perfection, marching bands, model name
marching bands, model name, music stores: There were certainly American Perfection instruments made by Couesnon, but it has never been completely clear to me whether American Perfection was a Model name by Couesnon, or whether Couesnon made stencils that were marked American Perfection. In the...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Pitt Band Professional Flute, pitt band, professional flute
pitt band, professional flute, tenor horn: Hi, I have an old Tenor Horn(Baritone) that says Pitt Band so maybe they are connected? Mine is incredibly old so it s possible that your s is that old. Is there any wear on it? If you see any brass then it s silver plated. I doubt it s totally...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buffet Crampon Clarinet, buffet crampon clarinet, lp model
buffet crampon clarinet, lp model, cundy: Hi, I think if you got them restored by a repairman, you could get a ball parked of $350-$500 Probably more, a new one today is about $3000. If you call Larry Mizell 301 791 1305 he could tell you how much they would be fixed up. I m sure you could...

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer piano
Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer piano

Antique Musical Instruments: Info on piano with wording CHASE BROS. Muskegon, Mich, vandercook lake public schools, local music store
vandercook lake public schools, local music store, liquidation auction: Hi, Wow this was some work. I looked everywhere but I couldn t really find anything. I ve never had anyone ask me to find potential buyers, and I don t think that s my business seeing as I have never played the piano, I cannot vouch for it. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer tuba, adolphe sax, brass band movement
adolphe sax, brass band movement, williamsport pa: Brua Keefer was a maker of quality brass instruments. Keefer took over an existing company in 1909 that was started by Henry Distin. And, the Distin family played a significant role in the Brass Band Movement. Adolphe Sax developed a concept of a homogeneous...

Antique Musical Instruments: Nach H F Meyer Flute, grenadilla wood, f meyer
grenadilla wood, f meyer, kind thanks: Hi, Sorry about the late reply I was away. I talked to my Flute lady who knows a lot about flutes. She says the number of keys ranges from 10 to 13. Does it have the word nach on it? If it has a crown on it it s the real thing. From what she...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone, personal favorites, trombone
personal favorites, trombone, horns: Hi, Holton are very reliable horns and some of my personal favorites. If you take it to repair shop they could replace it. If it was brought to my store and probably any other shop, you probably wouldn t get a replacement from 1948. But you would get...

Antique Musical Instruments: Windsor clarinet antique, time type, clarinet
time type, clarinet, windsor: Hi, I have a metal clarinet too. I have no clue what time this was made and couldn t find anything. Metal is probably silver plated, but could be silver. Value in condition to day would be maybe $25-$40 Get it overhauled and maybe $250-$300 Thanks,...

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer piano, piano tuner, serial number
piano tuner, serial number, wurlitzer piano: Hi, I couldn t find much on the SN list. As to the price, it all depends on the condition. Whether it plays in tune, can stay in tune for a good period of time, do the keys stick, etc. You would want to call a piano tuner for an appraisal Glen...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1921 conn selmer euphonium, conn selmer, valve caps
conn selmer, valve caps, tuning slide: Except for the main tuning slide, the other parts would probably be around $20. The main tuning slide is most likely going to need to be custom constructed. There are too many variables possibly involved with the main slide to estimate in this setting. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Double Bell Euphonium, trombone, double bell euphonium
trombone, double bell euphonium, occurrence: Losing the small bell is a surprisingly common occurrence with double bell euphoniums. I think it probably speaks to the impracticality of the smaller bell. Players decide carrying around the extra weight when they don t play on the small side, just isn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Symphony New York Mellophone, carl fischer, carl fisher
carl fischer, carl fisher, instrument department: It would be really difficult to come up with a date for that horn. The Symphony model possibly originally came with extra slides for the keys of F, Eb, D, and C. I would suspect it may have been from the 20 s or 30 s, but that is purely speculation. The...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier clarinet, clarinets, last question
clarinets, last question, clarinet: Hi, Metal clarinets were made roughly 20 s 30 s. They probably made some later on. Cavalier is a face brand that a store would of put their name on. The silver is probably silver plated or nickel plated. Value maybe $100. Hope this helps, Glen...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, milano 1, sousaphone
milano 1, sousaphone, worthless piece: Hi, I do not know the value but just to tell you my history with Milano. I have owned 4 horns made in Milano: 1 Eb Sousaphone 2 Trombones 1 Trumpet Each one has turned out to be a worthless piece of junk. Maybe yours is worth around $80 ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet, quality instruments, cornet
quality instruments, cornet, wolverhampton: There was an English company Smith and Sons, but they were located in Wolverhampton. At one time they had a reputation for making quality instruments. But, I ve also seen Rapid Reliance cornets made by Bohland and Fuchs. Bohland and Fuchs made many stencil...

Antique Musical Instruments: sousphone, woodwind instruments, markneukirchen
woodwind instruments, markneukirchen, oval body: At least some of J. Steyn s were made by Hermann Dolling Jr, of Markneukirchen, Czechoslovakia. The relationships between the various Dollings of Markneukirchen is unknown, but Ernest Dolling was a major supplier of brass parts in the early 20th Century....

Antique Musical Instruments: valve cluster, mother of pearl buttons, euphonium
mother of pearl buttons, euphonium, besson: Well, that s an interesting question - at least after you get past the point of . . . if you don t have the rest of the horn, what are you going to do with it. If I were going to try to sort that one out, I would go to: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Reference/Productline.php?maker=Conn&instrument=Euphonium...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintige trombone, carl fischer, lion head
carl fischer, lion head, engraving: That one is a mystery. In 1905 White was still importing some instruments and making some. But I ve not heard of him obtaining any from Fischer. If it says Made by King Craftsmen and has a lion head by the serial number, I d be fairly certain that it is...

Antique Musical Instruments: York Bugle (long), old trumpet, tuning slides
old trumpet, tuning slides, gold wash: Hi, I think he was close, I suspect the non polished silver you refer to is satin silver. Quite a few horns in the 20 s were made with satin silver and a gold wash bell. As for a case you might want to just make your own. Just use the same wood they...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique silver trumpet, silver trumpet, nickel silver
silver trumpet, nickel silver, problem thanks: Not enough information to make any real predictions, but there were some makers that would put a lot of information on their instruments. So,if I had to guess, I would start with Thibouville or Courtois. I would also suspect that it is a cornet rather than...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage cornet, vintage cornet, outer bell
vintage cornet, outer bell, mouth piece: I would concur on its age. I ve not seen any Highams with the quick change valve, but they were popular on many brands, and I believe they were available as an after market as well. You may find this brouchure interesting. http://manchesterhistory.net/manchester/gone/higham.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass horn - Alto?, lyon and healy, beau ideal
lyon and healy, beau ideal, alto horn: It is likely an alto horn. Beau Ideal was a trade name for Lyon and Healy, starting in the 1890s and into the 20th Century. Lyon and Healy lost their records in a series of fires around the turn of the century, so information concerning their suppliers is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Bass Trombone, bass trombone, mouth piece
bass trombone, mouth piece, musicans: OK, so it is a Bb/F bass trombone and not a G Bass nor a tenor. The ring pull was used by Holton and others. The Keefer company was the successor to the Distin company. Keefer continued with the Distin tooling, only gradually modifying or modernizing...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone, old case, antique store
old case, antique store, debi: Well, without seeing it, I wouldn t want to say for certain, but practically every dent can be taken out. And, the value would really depend on what it is. The odds are probably against it being worth a lot, but some are highly values, though many more are...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet Question, silver trumpet, syracuse ny
silver trumpet, syracuse ny, melville: Melville Clark was the grandson of the founder, George Clark. Clark was a dealer not a maker, but it is unknown who actually made his instruments. There is no information on Clark serial numbers, so they are not useful in determining the age of an instrument....

Antique Musical Instruments: Baritone, grand rapids michigan, carl fischer
grand rapids michigan, carl fischer, youth bands: I d say, it is an old friend. It looks like it was over 30 years old, when you got acquainted. York was an excellent maker and the horns they made lasted and lasted. James York started his company in 1882. Alfred Bill Johnson, who had been the company...

Antique Musical Instruments: M.J. Kalashen trumpet/cornet, trumpet cornet, serial number
trumpet cornet, serial number, engraving: From the picture, it appear to be a rS shaped cornet Here is an example: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/picture.php?show=./instruments/Kalashen/Kalashen-cornet-Kleartone.jpg The numbers on the valves are simply maker s marks. They would get valves...

Antique Musical Instruments: musical inst--coronet, musical inst, tradename
musical inst, tradename, fillmore: Both Fischer and Fillmore used Reliable as a tradename. There are no serial number chronological lists for either of these companies. These companies were generally dealers rather than makers. Which means that they were likely re-branding instruments made...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Trombone, woodwind instruments, low pitch
woodwind instruments, low pitch, high pitch: This old trombone dates to between 1905 and 1910. The case is obviously from another instrument. The reason for the extra tuning slide is back at that time some bands tuned to high pitch and some to low (A=440) or modern pitch. Unlike woodwind instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: B&F Trumpet/Coronet, piston valves, sentimental value
piston valves, sentimental value, great grandfather: Bohland and Fuchs made a considerable business making horns for dealers to put their own logos on. So, they made horns to the specifications of their customers, so there is a pretty wide variation on quality. But the horns that they affixed their own name...

Antique Musical Instruments: helicon tuning (old tuning?), tuning slides, high pitch
tuning slides, high pitch, tuning slide: Yes, indeed, there have been different tuning standards over time. Your helicon sounds like it is of the old high pitch standard. For most high pitch brass instruments, the best way to convert it to modern pitch is to add some tubing at the main tuning slide....

Antique Musical Instruments: Horn info, kansas city mo, time ron
kansas city mo, time ron, database record: I would agree that your horn would appear to be one that was an early product. I don t have a specific date on when the company name was changed, however the founder died in 1890. I would think that the number on the instrument is not a model number, but...

Antique Musical Instruments: identifying my trombone, worchester mass, valve trombone
worchester mass, valve trombone, delicate flowers: Conn started his company in 1876. In 1886, he bought out the venerable brass instrument Issac Fiske in Worchester Mass. He shut down the plant in 1898, but continued the label until 1900. If you can find a serial number on it, you should be able to...

Antique Musical Instruments: JW Jenkins and Sons Silver Cornet, american instruments, cornet
american instruments, cornet, pan american: Well, about the only way to make an educated stab at that would be to make comparisons against other imports. However, Jenkins did import from Bohland and Fuchs, as well as rebranding Pan American instruments, and resold Courtois. I think that the...

Antique Musical Instruments: TROMBONE, holton, trombones
holton, trombones, model number: Here is my table of Holton Trombones: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Reference/Productline.php?maker=Holton&instrument=Trombone The horn dates to 1955. And information on Holton here: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Reference/display.php?thisrec=302...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone, low pitch, high pitch
low pitch, high pitch, professional instrument: That is an early one, dating to around 1915. Horns of that age may not play in tune with modern horns, and also use a mouthpiece of different measurements than modern mouthpieces. It will probably play with better intonation with a period mouthpiece. Some...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Rotary Valve Flugel Horn, flugel horn, rotary valve
flugel horn, rotary valve, best bet: That is a pretty typical older European style fluglehorn. Fischer was a dealer not a maker so he would have acquired the example you saw from another maker. eBay would probably be your best bet for selling it. No need to worry about value, if you provide...

Antique Musical Instruments: carl fisher corenet, carl fisher, consistent number
carl fisher, consistent number, american model: Fischer was a dealer, not a maker. He purchased his stock from other makers. There doesn t seem to be any consistent number system with his products, which would possibly be the result from purchasing product from different makers at different points in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier Mellophone, conn company, mid 1920s
conn company, mid 1920s, mellophone: The Cav. is a sub-line of a second line (Pan American) of the Conn Company. Pan American used a different serial number sequence than did Conn. And, the Pan AM serials have not been as well researched as has the Conn sequence. The Pan Am and Cav. lines...

Antique Musical Instruments: carl fisher corenet, carl fischer, carl fisher
Antique Musical Instruments: carl fisher corenet, carl fischer, carl fisher, valve caps

Antique Musical Instruments: Imperial Baritone, rural pennsylvania, usa line
rural pennsylvania, usa line, band instrument: I ve not heard that. It is also alleged that Imperial bought parts from other manufacturers and simply assembled their instruments. I don t know what marketing advantage York would have gained from acquiring Imperial. York already had its Grand Rapids USA...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds Trombone, serial numbers, serial number
serial numbers, serial number: Well, there is a problem here. Back when SN631 was made, the company was named FE Olds. It didn t become Olds and Son until 1931. And, by then serial numbers were up to around 7700. So, it is difficult to say more about it without knowing what it...

Antique Musical Instruments: "Silvertone" (Suspected Sears or Wards) Trombone, sears silvertone, fine shape
sears silvertone, fine shape, top of the slide: Sears appears to have acquired instruments from a number of suppliers as they were always dealers, never makers. While it is plausible that it is a Blessing as Sears seems to have purchased some of its product from Blessing, but that serial number doesn...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage Martin Trumpet id and advice, old trumpet, reputable repair shop
old trumpet, reputable repair shop, slide repair: I believe that is a cornet rather than a trumpet. I would estimate it probably dates to 1916-7 or thereabouts. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but if the tubing is broken off that the valve casing rather than simply missing he 2nd valve slide,...

Antique Musical Instruments: champion chicago cornet
Champion was a model name used by the Lyon-Healy Company of Chicago. The horn was imported. The valve numbers are the result of the way they were manufactured. The valve department would make a string of valves and number them sequentially. Then the assembly...

Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen Deluxe slide trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen Deluxe slide trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: My father's cornet
Holton did indeed run two serial number lists when he was transitioning from Chicago to Elkhorn. But, I have to confess that I mis-read the serial number. My old eyes put an extra digit in the serial number. Let me revise my dating of the instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Getzen Deluxe slide trumpet
all tough questions. I don t specifically know for the getzen, but I would first look for the serial around where the two pieces join. I think most soprano trombones use a trumpet mouthpiece, but some use a cornet mouthpiece. A case - other than one that...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn trumpet
Red rot is a problem that occurs with brass instruments, but it is maybe more feared than deserved. Both deterioration from the outside which you can see, and deterioration from the inside which you can t see until it has eaten complete through are referred...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton 1917, Revelation special edition trombone
I think the word you can t read is, Co. Before manufactures started adding counter weights to their instruments as a part of the design, they were offered as after-market items. I believe in 1917 it would be an aftermarket item. The Specials were a...

Antique Musical Instruments: york and sons silver trombone
That s an interesting question. I don t have a York price list from 1912 - the age of this trombone. The oldest price list I have is for Holton in 1926. The price for a Holton of comparable quality was about $100 in 1926, and controlling for inflation between...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Brass "The New Jenkins Special" Trumpet
It isn t certain when the Jenkins company started in Kansas City Mo., but its founder John Woodward Jenkins died in 1890. The Jenkins company were dealers, not makers of instruments. They purchased instruments from Czecholslovakia as well as domestic product...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Valve Trombone
I have a Buescher Valve Trombone a little older than yours. It plays amazingly well for a horn of its age and assuming yours in good condition, I would expect that it plays well. I m particularly impressed with the quality of the valves. Yours dates to...

Antique Musical Instruments: E flat Alto Horn Marked Goumat & Co Paris
There was no authentic maker called Goumat. I m not sure how they got away with putting Paris on them. I ve seen speculation that they shipped them from Czechoslovakia, through France. But don t know that to be the case. The closest actual maker in Paris...

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon&healyslide trombone
I don t think you are going to find one. And, even if you did, it wouldn t provide any information. Most of Lyon and Healy instruments were imported, and made by a variety of makers. Only a small proportion of L&H instruments have meaningful serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Baritone Horn, valve casings, serial number list
valve casings, serial number list, baritone horn: Carl Fischer marketed its on line of imported instruments. They didn t make them themselves, until the 1940s when they acquired the York company. It is unlikely that the 9 is a serial number. Are there numbers on the other valve casings? If so, it is just...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn 40H Trombone, professional instrument, script letters
professional instrument, script letters, appropriate weight: They were nice horns, a professional instrument intended for the dance band. They are not real rare, but still a nice horn. You are not likely to find a vintage counterweight except on another horn of the period, but if you are just wanting the weight,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann E flat Tuba, school music programs, tuba players
school music programs, tuba players, keystone state: Weymann was apparently a dealer, not a maker of instruments. He must have been pretty successful as he was in business from the 1860 s into the 1940s. Horns made by other than the seller tend to have less value. He used the Keystone name in the later years....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique silver bugle, silver bugle, rathbone place
silver bugle, rathbone place, antique musical instruments: I don t know what the Assay office used to establish the date. But, my records, The New Langwill Index and the Grove Dictionary do not have any reference to any maker by the name of Kessel other than MJH Kessel. And, I have looked over the bugle histories...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston Musical Instrument Manufy., serial number list, musical instrument
serial number list, musical instrument, many thanks: I only have suspicions. I suspect that Boston had serials for their instruments, but they may not have actually marked their instruments with the number in the early years. If you look at the serial number list for Boston which begins in 1880 with the number...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trombone age, buescher, band instrument
buescher, band instrument, instrument co: Well, the first difficulty is which Elkhart Company. I can t really ready the engraving from the picture, but the Elkhart Musical Instrument Co. merged into Martin in 1917. The Elkhart Band Instrument Co. merged into Buescher in 1928. Then to further confuse...

Antique Musical Instruments: Euphomium, conn company, middle key
conn company, middle key, euphonium: That horn would date to around 1950. Pan American was a part of the Conn company, that produced instruments for the student market. This horn was made about 5 years before Conn discontinued the Pan American line, and simply incorporated the student horns...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique silver bugle, london assay office, military standard
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique silver bugle, london assay office, military standard, bugle

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trombone age, conn, wikipedia
Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Trombone age, conn, wikipedia

Antique Musical Instruments: Grand Rapids Musical Instrument Company, production dates, address thanks
production dates, address thanks, instrument company: There is really no way to establish the age of Grand Rapids instruments, and that is particularly so for bugles, and there is no certainty that they were in the numbering sequence of other brass instruments. We have been trying to develop serial lists for...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes and Son, picadilly circus london, clippertone
picadilly circus london, clippertone, cornets: As you have noted, 1930 would be the high end for this horn and 1895 when that street address is correct is the low end. Every so often, a Hawkes horn with an out-lier number pops up. I have no explanation for those. The serial numbers were up to 11177...

Antique Musical Instruments: old trombone, low pitch, high pitch
low pitch, high pitch, bell curve: That horn dates to 1924. It has what is known as in-slide tuning. The purpose of the in-slide tuning was to allow for more conical tubing - and therefore a more mellow sound. It could be one of several models that were available that year. One thing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Reynolds Baritone (Euphonium?), bassoon player, brass world
bassoon player, brass world, world war ii: Terry is sounds like it might be a horn that was made for use by the military during World War II. The distinction between a baritone and an euphonium is a nebulous one. My own personal definition is whether it s tuning slide is before or after the valves....

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage composite eclipse clarinet, brasswinds, educated guess
brasswinds, educated guess, brass instruments: I don t normally respond to woodwind question because that is not my area, but I will use my records of makers to make an educated guess on this one. The only makers I know of that used Eclipse as a model were Slater (but I believe he only made brasswinds)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Buescher Eb tuba, intonation and pitch, low pitch
intonation and pitch, low pitch, vintage instruments: Two parts to this issue: About the only place you are likely to find a mouthpiece is on eBay. And, even then it will probably take some patience and some luck. I have found that intonation and pitch on vintage instruments is better with a vintage mouthpiece....

Antique Musical Instruments: picola cornet, eb cornet, maggie maggie
eb cornet, maggie maggie, pepper: Maggie, I m pretty sure it is not a piccolo cornet. It is more likely a pocket cornet or an Eb Cornet. I would like to see a picture of it, then I could better determine what it is. I would also like to know how you are able to determine that he...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone Hawkes, picadilly circus london, low pitch
picadilly circus london, low pitch, engraving: Sorry, thought I had already answered this. Hawkes made insrument starting in 1876, and in 1930 he merged with Boosey. This one dates to around 1925. LP indicates that it is pitched at low pitch (modern pitch) I am not familiar with Chapman nor the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer "Lyric" Tenor Trombone, lyric tenor, conn usa
lyric tenor, conn usa, low pitch: Seems like there were some makers that used inserts to convert from high pitch to low pitch. But is is also likely that they are an aftermarket item to convert from high pitch to low pitch. The slide lock would tend to be associated with later models, but...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher 5-valve Double Bell Euphonium, double bell euphonium, quarter master
double bell euphonium, quarter master, disrepair: I believe that the O in USOMC is really a Q. As in United States Quarter Master Corps. It would then be an instrument purchased by the government for military use. The question of the restoration of the instrument, is more complex. If you would like to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Date of Trombone, serial number list, pedler
serial number list, pedler, good shape: It is not going to be possible to determine the date of manufacture from the serial number. There were several makers in Elkhart; including Blessing, Buescher, Conn, Gronert, and Pedler. Of those, Buescher, Conn used a R prefix on some of their serial numbers....

Antique Musical Instruments: Columbia silver Trumpet, low pitch, silver trumpet
low pitch, silver trumpet, high pitch: It is Jay not Gay. The extra tubing could be a couple of options the instrument was designed for. One is that at the beginning of the 20th century, there were two pitch standards, high pitch and low pitch. Makers would sometimes make horns that could play...

Antique Musical Instruments: old instruments, check ebay, model instrument
check ebay, model instrument, ebay: The cornet is a Collegiate, which is a student model instrument. I m not sure what Bass Trombone you have. I m wondering whether it might be a re-branded Yamaha. They should be worth selling. Check eBay for similar horns for an idea of what they are...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone, decent shape, distin
decent shape, distin, boosey: The Distin family was a group of performers, playing a variety of brass instruments, until they happened to meet Adolphe Sax. Sax had developed a family of instruments, called saxhorns - trable through bass. Consequently, the Disins began performing on Saxhorns,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher 5 Valve Double Bell Euphonium, double bell euphonium, decent condition
double bell euphonium, decent condition, mouthpieces: I would suggest either machining down an adapter or a actual mouthpiece with an European shank assuming you want to stay with a modern mouthpiece. The other option, which may actually the better choice would be to find a mouthpiece from about the same period...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. Olds Trombone, outer slides, standard model
outer slides, standard model, serial number: If I understand correctly, I believe that you are describing an in-slide tuning mechanism. The rod and locking wheel were to hold the horn at the desired pitch. The slide is made up of the typical inner and outer slides. But in addition, there is a third...

Antique Musical Instruments: JW Pepper Baritone, piston valves, jw pepper
piston valves, jw pepper, model name: Perfected was just a model name - it had no particular significance. Pepper started selling instruments in 1877, and from the beginning. But with the assistance of Henry Distin, they also added instruments of their own manufacture, to those that they...

Antique Musical Instruments: old silver trumpet, old trumpet, silver trumpet
old trumpet, silver trumpet, music dealer: I have an image of a Sir Walter Cornet in our database, but don t know anything about it. I have to assume that it is a store brand name for a music dealer. The serial number with the preceding R, was used by Conn, Buescher, and Selmer for some of their...

Antique Musical Instruments: Victory USA cornet, valve casing, oliver ditson
valve casing, oliver ditson, model name: Primarily The Oliver Ditson company used the model name Victory. So, I would suspect it may have been one of his products. However, his products usually listed Boston for a location. If it is a Ditson, it would date back to the 1930 s or earlier. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: French horn made in Italy, french horn, mid 1800s
french horn, mid 1800s, wind instruments: The original Rampone and Cazzani companies date back to the mid 1800s. After a marriage, the two companies merged around 1910. And, in the first part of the 20th Century, they prospered. But then the company began to decline and was in near bankruptcy in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sousaphone, imported instruments, mogavero
imported instruments, mogavero, jaubert: This horn has a couple of things against it. Jaubert were durable old imported instruments, but they don t command a lot of respect or interest. In addition I suspect this horn is in the key of Eb which few people play anymore and it may be pitched higher...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bugle
Sorry for the delay. I was away from home and failed to advise AllExperts of that fact. I have no information on Harrison and Nixon. Keats was a bugle maker that was established by 1856. They were awarded contracts for large amount of bugles after...

Antique Musical Instruments: Double Bell Euphonium
With some more information, we may be able to figure out which model this horn is. (Large Bell up or forward), diameter of the bells, bore, etc.) And, the Quarter Master Corps does indicate a military history. But if its provenance isn t traveling with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Special Trombone
The Holton company was sold to Leblanc in the early 60 , and then became part of Conn-Selmer. At that point, Holton wasn t really a brand any more, it was more of a tradename or model. The Holton Special was a model from the early 20th century. It had...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Trombone
Thank you for adding to my knowledge. That was a good lead. If you want to submit more pictures of the top of the hand slide and where the bell section and slide sections connect, I may be able to narrow that date range some. If the logo wasn t engraved...

Antique Musical Instruments: Beau Ideal Cornet
Beau Ideal was a tradename used by Lyon and Healy of Chicago. I see a cornet configured similar to yours in the 1894 Lyon and Healy catalog. The actual maker is not specified but they do say that they are of French manufacture. They would not have serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: I figured it out! now I need a picture of it's original case
Cases typically don t last as long as the instruments do. You may be able to find one on eBay that still has a case, but often replacement cases are used after the first one wears out. And, makers will sometimes switch models of cases on the same model of...

Antique Musical Instruments: jw peppers bugle
Military Bugles are really signal instruments, not musical instruments so I don t actively track information on them. And, though Pepper produced instruments for both musical and signal use, it isn t certain whether they may have used the same serial sequence....

Antique Musical Instruments: carl fisher cornet
By visually inspecting the horn, it MAY be possible to make some general determinations of age and possibly the maker. But there are no records that would allow for the identification of the horn from the serial number. Fisher would purchase imports from...

Antique Musical Instruments: Beaufort American Chicago Tombone
Beaufort instrument line was the Holton Company s initial entrance into the student market. They were stenciled instruments of lessor quality. It is generally believed that they were imports, but there is some indication that at least some were domestically...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart mellophone
At one time it was common for Mellophones to come with the capability to tune to a variety of keys. F, Eb, D, and C were not unusual. Some had fewer choices, like F, Eb, and D, F and Eb, or Eb. Eb was really the standard and the other keys were alternates....

Antique Musical Instruments: what is this?
Pictures can sometimes be deceiving, but this appears to me to be a Couturier conical bore Alto horn. They are a relatively uncommon horn in that the maker was trying to maximize the amount of conical tubing contained within the horn. The idea was to get...

Antique Musical Instruments: j&c fischer
That s because you really can t establish anything with a Fischer serial number. If there is any chronological significance to their serial numbers, no one has been able to decipher it. The best bet is to make some rough generalizations from the construction...

Antique Musical Instruments: 4 Valve Antique Baritone: No NAME, 2 steps, engravings
2 steps, engravings, baritone: Regarding the valve markings: Actually, that is a fairly common practice at one time. Most makers would do that. The numbers just mean that the valve making department made a string of valves and these were 25-27. The numbers were just used to keep the...

Antique Musical Instruments: 41 year old King Tempo, king tempo, valve caps
king tempo, valve caps, silver polish: Hi Jessica, Well, lets see . . . whats in between crap and valuable? The Tempo was introduced in 1964 intended for the advanced student market. In other words, it is not professional quality but is better than the average student level horns. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: my 4yr old's baritone tuba - would like to get more info on it, eb alto horn, tenor horn
eb alto horn, tenor horn, band thanks: I m assuming it is a Bb Baritone/Euphonium. But that was one reason I was interested in seeing a picture. I figured you might have either an Eb tuba or an Eb Alto horn (or a baritone, or an euphonium, or a tenor horn) They didn t always put Revelation...

Antique Musical Instruments: 7 belled brass instrument, piston valves, brass instrument
piston valves, brass instrument, chromatic scale: I believe you are describing what is known as a 7 belled trombone. Each bell was activated by a separate lever, and was an attempt to have good intonation on each pitch needed to do a complete chromatic scale. I think it was an instrument produced by Adolphe...

Antique Musical Instruments: AB Chase pump organ, pump organ, repair person
pump organ, repair person, great shape: Dear Terry, Take several pictures of the organ from different angles and take them to two or three stores that sell organs. The owner can generally give you an estimate of its value. While you are there, find out who does their repair work and show...

Antique Musical Instruments: Actually about a saxaphone and flute, saxaphone, american leader
saxaphone, american leader, sax: I have seen reference to American Leader, but I don t know who actually made them. And/or who marketed them. And I don t find a Heiner company. There is a Heinel, however. Tough decision on whether to repad. If they aren t too bad, maybe you could...

Antique Musical Instruments: Age of cornet, quality makers, rough idea
quality makers, rough idea, cornet: Wurlitzer got their instruments from a variety of sources and stenciled their brand on them. But, they seem to have selected quality makers to purchase from. There are no serial number lists for Wurlitzer, so it is difficult to establish age. The best...

Antique Musical Instruments: ALLEN AND HALL CORNET, pennsylvania regiment, york regiment
pennsylvania regiment, york regiment, rotary type: Hi Michael, It sounds like you have an interesting instrument there. The date of the presentation is consistent with the age of the instrument, as Allen and Hall were only together for a couple of years. Allen was noted for a special kind of rotary valve,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alexandre Trumpet...., cornets, has 1001
cornets, has 1001, engravings: Donna, I m not certain what you might have there. There supposedly was a company named Alexandre that made some instruments for HN White before White got into making cornets that were then stenciled. It sounds like it might be a similar design. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto or 'F' Recorder, fingering chart, hand thumb
fingering chart, hand thumb, method books: Hi Alisha The best printed fingering charts are in the method books available at most music stores. Even the charts for soprano/tenor should have a an alto/bass chart included. Online, one of the best is the one on the Dolmetsch web site at http://www.dolmetsch.com/efingeringchart.pdf...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Saxaphone Bb, adolf sax, serial number list
adolf sax, serial number list, ebay: The sax was invented in 1841 by Adolf Sax. Hawkes and Son was formed in 1865 by William Henry Hawkes. Hawkes & Son merged with Boosey & Company in 1930 to create Boosey and Hawkes. That places the age of your instrument before 1930. The company merged...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Saxophone, lyon and healy, low pitch
lyon and healy, low pitch, modern instruments: Hi Sandy, What I believe it really says is Lyon and Healy, American Professional. Low pitch means that is should play at least close to in tune with modern instruments. Lyon and Healy in the late 1800 s - early 1900 s were probably the largest supplier...

Antique Musical Instruments: American prep trombone, knowledgeable friend, valve assemblies
knowledgeable friend, valve assemblies, sousaphone: I don t for certain know the answer. Frank fist worked for and then started his own business but maintained a god relationship with Holton. It appears that he used some parts from Holton and also valve assemblies from Blessing (as did Bach, and a number...

Antique Musical Instruments: ANTIQUE CORNET, ebay, ford model
ebay, ford model, relative quality: Hi Pete, That is interesting marking. Courtois is a maker and Bohland and Fuchs is a maker. That would be something like a Ford Model Dodge! The Bohland and Fuchs instruments don t generally command a lot of value, mostly based on historical reputation...

Antique Musical Instruments: ANTIQUE SAX, minor dents, ebay
minor dents, ebay, alto saxophone: I would need the serial number to know how old it is. The Buescher instruments were good quality and well respected. The market is pretty much determined by eBay anymore, so you may want to watch completed auctions on ebay for similar instruments to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Anitque Coronet, antique store, disrepair
antique store, disrepair, marchand: Well, there were several Henry s in the musical world. Marchand comes to mind as a possibility. If that is the instrument, they were an import and not worth a lot now. But if you are planning on experimenting with repairing yourself, then it may be a worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antigue violin, strads, dear jerry
strads, dear jerry, stradivarius: Dear Jerry, In the last part of the 19th century and the early 20th century, several companies made copies of Strads. Some were good violins and some weren t. I suggest you take the instrument to 3 or 4 music stores that sell violins and talk to the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Banjos, banjos, repairman
banjos, repairman, banjo: Dear Jay, I suggest you call several stores in your area that sell banjos and talk to the owners. Especially find out who does their repair work and talk to the repairman for this information. While you are talking to them, ask about your banjo. You...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Bari Sax, octave keys, bari sax
octave keys, bari sax, baritone sax: Actually, Hawkes merged with Boosey in 1930. I have a Conn bari that has the manual octave key that dates to 1898. But, based on that serial number is appears that it was made prior to 1891. Wulschner was in business in Indianapolis from 1888-1914,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Baritone, sears robuck co, curiosity sake
sears robuck co, curiosity sake, ingraving: Hi Kevin, Yes, I d like to see pictures. You can send them to kenton@punxypa.com. I ve seen Marceau cornets mostly, and trumpets, trombones, and a tenor horn; but so far not a baritone. The Marceau you have is most likly a Czech horn imported by Sears...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique banjo history, banjo history, pearl moon
banjo history, pearl moon, new windsor: Dear Robert, Unfortunately I cannot help you other than to recommend that you take the instrument to two or three stores that sell banjos and ask the owner about the value. You should find out who does the repair work for them and talk to the repairman...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique C. G.Conn 3 Valve Tuba, dish soap, atlanta ga area
dish soap, atlanta ga area, wocester: In 1886, CG Conn purchased the manufacturing plant of Isaac Fiske. And, he made instruments there in Worcester for a while. He closed that plant down in the late 1890s. As far as cleaning, use dish soap and water. To remove the tarnish, use a good...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Celestina Orguinette, toni ann, celestina
toni ann, celestina, nyc area: Dear Toni Ann, You can go the the public library and ask the librarian to help you find a book about it or you can take several pictures of it and take the pictures to several stores that sell organs and talk to the owners about it. While there, find...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Clarinet ID, google images, band instructor
google images, band instructor, insturment: I d suggest that your first step in identifying this instrument would be to search Boehm , Oehler , and Albert with the word clarinet in Google images. The idea here is to determine the fingering system that the instrument has. Boehm is common in the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Clarinet - Orpheum, student clarinets, decorative engraving
student clarinets, decorative engraving, silver metal: Other than several examples of metal clarinets that are listed as student clarinets, the only Orpheum in the references is for a banjo made by Rettberg & Lange. In any case, it is almost certainly a tradename stenciled onto an instrument made by some autonomous...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Clarinet?, wood clarinet, clarinet player
wood clarinet, clarinet player, distinguishable features: Well, I don t know much about woodwinds, but. . . I hesitate to say, but the Lark brand in brass instruments is not well respected. They are considered to be cheap inferior instruments. I also don t know how long they have been making instruments,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Cornet?, raw brass, dent removal
raw brass, dent removal, independent company: Indiana was an independent company for a brief period, but was then bought by Martin in 1928 and still manufactured independently for a while, and finally in 1942 became a tradename for Martin. So, the older it is the more interesting it probably is, and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Coronet?, frank co, coronet
frank co, coronet, biltmore: Wm Frank established his business in 1910. He died in 1932, but the company continued on. All of his serial numbers are just numbers, so I think that r must really be a number. The serials for the Frank instruments is very general, but you can view it at:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Holton Euphonium, richmond concert band, leak air
richmond concert band, leak air, classic oil: Looks to me to be 1928-9. And easy way to fix worn valves is to simply not use modern valve oil but rather use a thicker oil. Hetman Classic Oil is one such option. The problem with loose valves is that they leak air, and a thicker oil will help minimize...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Holton Trumpet, holton trumpet, collegiate model
holton trumpet, collegiate model, model instrument: No, it really doesn t. OK, consider this: Holton started making horns in 1901. He would have been up to 5298 in 1908. But, he didn t start making Collegiates until the 1930s. But, by 1930, Holton was up to 105,000 in one plant and 63,000 in another...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Panio, panio, uk piano
panio, uk piano, approximate age: Dear Carolyn, You can find out more about its history by going to http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/viewforum.php?f=2&topicdays=0&start=200 . Merely send the information about the piano to them and they will reply, giving much of the history and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Piccolo, triangle symbol, brass instruments
triangle symbol, brass instruments, little knowledge: Well, I don t know what you have, but I ll tell you what I can find. There was a woodwind maker in London named Nightingale in the early 1800 s, but I d be surprised that that is what you have. I don t think that they would have marked it tradename...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Sax, track instruments, ebay
track instruments, ebay, instument: Hmm, I thought I answered this already. Anyway, the C melody is an interesting instument and certainly collectable. And, Holton made a good product. If the instrument was mine and I was to sell it. (Not likely, cause I have long wanted a C melody,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Saxophone, indian headress, slightest touch
indian headress, slightest touch, saxophones: HI Glen, What an interesting mystery you have! I don t know of any maker named Vilo. I suspect that that may be part of a word. Maybe the rest is still obscured. I could ask a bunch of questions, but maybe it would simply be easier for you to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trombone Slide replacement, valve section, bass trombone
valve section, bass trombone: Well, that is going to be a problem, and expensive. Parts for that model are unlikely to be stocked, they may need to be recycled from a scrap horn, or compiled from parts that are similar. You are probably going to need to go to a shop that does restorations....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trumpet, old conn, new instruments
old conn, new instruments, dents: Conn was one of the major manufacturers in the USA, so there are many, many of them out there. Without a serial number, I couldn t give you any idea how old it is. But, tarnish is not something that hurts the performance of the instrument. Dents on the other...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trumpet, soap and water, gold color
soap and water, gold color, gold plate: The horn dates to 1928. The maker is Martin. It would be silverplated brass. The inside of the bell is most likely gold plate. The silverplate will clean up with silver polish. You will need to be careful with the goldplate as it comes off much more easily....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique trombone, lyon and healy, antique road show
lyon and healy, antique road show, jw pepper: Hi Jon, No, I m afraid that it is not going to be worth much. Old trombones typically don t command much value, and in spite of the fact that Lyon and Healy probably sold more instruments in their business span any any one else, they are pretty much forgotten....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin, antique violin, woodwind instruments
antique violin, woodwind instruments, antiques roadshow: Viriginia, Let me amend one thing. I see references to Hawkes and Son as being dealers in string instruments. And, I see reference to them being makers of wind instruments. They MAY have made string intsruments, I just don t find any data that so states....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antque Instruments, worlds columbian exposition, columbian exposition chicago 1893
worlds columbian exposition, columbian exposition chicago 1893, columbian exposition chicago: Dear Dave, I am not an appraiser, I am a historian. The awards mentioned went to the company, not necessarily to that instrument. I suggest you find two or three stores in your area that sell guitars and take the instrument to them for appraisal. While...

Antique Musical Instruments: accordian, german immigrant, green marble
german immigrant, green marble, travis smith: Dear Travis, I suggest you take the instrument to a couple of stores that sell accordians and talk to the owner. While you are there, find out who does their repair work and talk to the repairman as well. You will at least get an estimate of its value....

Antique Musical Instruments: age of elkhart baritone, piston valves, patent number
piston valves, patent number, buescher: 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 between 1924 and 1928. In...

Antique Musical Instruments: age of a Kimball piano, kimball web, parlor piano
kimball web, parlor piano, accurate answer: Dear Layne, The piano sounds like a baby grand. Is it curved on one side? I checked the Kimball web site and suggest you write to them to get an accurate answer about the date of manufacture. I suggest you take several pictures of the piano, including...

Antique Musical Instruments: age of my piano, 7 digits, cigar box
7 digits, cigar box, rare instances: I m afraid your piano falls outside my area of expertise by at least a century. But because this is my very first expert question and because my first piano as a child was a Wurlitzer spinet, I m going to do my best to help you find the answer. Seriously...

Antique Musical Instruments: alexandre clarinet, wooden tube, instrument makers
wooden tube, instrument makers, brass instruments: I m sorry, I thought I already answered this question - I must have forgotten to hit the send button. Anyway, there was a maker by that name in the mid 1800 s but I believe he only made brass instruments. Sometimes, makers - even in other locations...

Antique Musical Instruments: alto sax, buescher, alto sax
buescher, alto sax, new technology: This horn dates to 1924. Some consider Buescher to be be best saxophones made. And, this one was made in their top years. Though a lot of years have passed, and new technology has been applied to saxophones, nevertheless, in good condition, yours should...

Antique Musical Instruments: alto saxaphone, martin handcraft, low pitch
martin handcraft, low pitch, tytyty: Betty, You have more confidence in what I know than I do. Besides, my knowledge base is in brass not woodwinds. Your sax comes from the late 20 s. Old Martins, and Conns are respected old saxes. And, I would think comparable in value. I would...

Antique Musical Instruments: alto saxaphone, conns, buescher
conns, buescher, alto saxaphone: Mr. Price, Buescher made a good horn, but for some reason the vintage Bueschers don t seem to be as popular as the Conns and Martins. I wouldn t even hazard a guess as to value. But, normally eBay will give you a fair price for instruments. Sometimes,...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique altohorn, ebay, brund
ebay, brund, repair person: Dear Tess, I expect your best chance is to take the instrument to a store that sells trumpets and trombones and ask the owner if he can help. These things are difficult at best to get reliable information for. Also ask to speak with the person who...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique banjo-lin, zithers, autoharps
zithers, autoharps, key board: Hi, My area is supposed to be brass instruments, but it sounds to me that you may be describing an autoharp. I don t know the name Heiser. Consequently, I have no idea of its worth. You may want to do a search on eBay for autoharps or zithers, and see...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique banjo, banjo ukelele, george formby
banjo ukelele, george formby, repairman: Dear Mr. Graham, I am not an appraiser, but a historian. I suggest you take it to a couple of other stores that sell banjos, and see if the owners can help you. Especially you should find out who does their repair work and talk to the repairman about...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique? or just beat up., silver trumpet, engravement
silver trumpet, engravement, conns: Well, it sounds like you have a 1924 model. Conns from the 20 s are good models intended for professionals. So, the next issue would be what condition it is in. If all the parts are there, and not too badly crushed up, it has hope. It is a good thing...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique buscher clarinet, serial number chart, dana dana
serial number chart, dana dana, quality instruments: Dana I know more about brass than woodwinds, but did look at a Buescher serial number chart. All of the numbers were just straight numbers. None started with an E. If you ignore the E then the number would place it in 1905. Is it possible that the E...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet, collegiate model, elkhorn wi
collegiate model, elkhorn wi, quality instruments: Hi Yvonne, The Collegiate model was Holton s student model. The silver clarinets were an experiment in the Depression years to try to make a less expensive clarinet. Most are not respected as quality instruments. Scientists say that there is no...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet?, sousa band, narrow categories
sousa band, narrow categories, collectible value: I would need to see some pictures of the instrument to determine much of the history. What follows is general information. Holton imprints are known at the turn of the 20th Century. He was a former player in the Sousa Band and opened his shop in Chicago...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique concertina, steel reeds, brass screws
steel reeds, brass screws, quotation marks: Dear Mike, I suggest you take the instrument to a store that sells accordians and talk to the owner about it. While you are there, find out who does his repair work and talk to the repairman about it. Also go to your local library and check the catalog...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique consertina, abruzzi italia, accordians
abruzzi italia, accordians, staz: Dear Lorraine, I cannot help you much. I suggest you take the concertina to a couple of music stores that sell accordians and ask the owner about it. While you are there, find out who does his repair work and talk to the repairman about it. Good luck....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique cornet, dear scott, case silver
dear scott, case silver, cornets: Dear Scott, Take the instrument to a music store that sells cornets and talk to the owner. Also find out who does his repairs and talk to him also. They may be able to tell you when it was made, and they can certainly tell you what it is worth. Jake...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique?? coronets, euston road london, medals of honor
euston road london, medals of honor, carl fischer: The first one translates to being manufactured in England by Besson, and was then imported into the US by Carl Fischer. I can t narrow the date of manufacture much. Besson was at that street address from 1858-1934. And, Fischer was in business starting...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique flute?, student flute, instrument repairs
student flute, instrument repairs, good shape: Not manufactured by the government but for the government under contract. I d have to see some pictures of the instrument to evaluate it at all. If you have the ablility to send photos you may send them to CRTURNER@Coastal.edu Does the flute produce...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique hohner accordian, accordians, hohner
accordians, hohner, music stores: Dear Brad, Yes, I can speculate all day, but it may not have to do with your accordian. I suggest you take it to two or three music stores that sell accordians and talk to the owners. Also find out who does their repair work and talk to him also. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique holton couturier., valve casing, cylindrical tubing
valve casing, cylindrical tubing, model instrument: Interesting. I just had two requests on the same model instrument, made in the same year. It was made in 1912 Courturier was a well known soloist at the turn of the century, though not well recorded. He first worked with Holton on the Courturier Model...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique instruments, antique musical instruments, antique instruments
antique musical instruments, antique instruments, ebay: Not really. I would think that your major competitor will be eBay. I believe that you will need to find a way to locate old items that are less expensive than you can buy them on ebay, AND be able to sell them at or below what they are sold on eBay. Or,...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique "LaChapelle" clarinet, plastic mouthpieces, ebay canada
plastic mouthpieces, ebay canada, ebay: I ve seen this brand for sale on eBay Canada in the past. I know nothing about the maker and can find nothing online searching Chapelle Clarinet -- Clarinet is Clarinette in French. la Chapelle translates as the chapel of course. Doing a search...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique musical intruments, new troy michigan, musical intruments
new troy michigan, musical intruments, stringed instrument: Dear Ginger, It is difficult to tell without seeing the instrument, but I suggest you take it to several different stores that sell violins and ask the owners about it. Be sure to find out who does their repair work and take the instrument to the repairman...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique square piano, fg smith, ivory keys
fg smith, ivory keys, square piano: Dear Margie, I suggest you take several pictures of the piano, including the insides and take the pictures to a couple of stores that sell pianos. Talk to the owner about your piano, and find out who does his repair work as well. Talk to the repairman...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique trumpet (or is it a coronet?), old trumpet, ebay
old trumpet, ebay, green velvet: No, it wasn t new when you played it. In 1950, it was 28 years old. It might be a trumpet, but it is more likely that it is a cornet as they were more common in 1922. You can check on eBay for similar instruments to see what they are going for. But, Holton...

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...