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Antique Furniture: Antique mystery chair, empire revival, empire period
empire revival, empire period, empire style: This is a manufactured chair from 1900-1915. The wood is birch and figured birch which was stained at the factory with a water based dye to resemble mahogany. The style is empire style. to say empire without the word style or revival indicates that it...

Antique Furniture: Antique rocker, sweet gum, antique furniture
sweet gum, antique furniture, enought: where it was manufactured no one can tell you without a label. there were 5000 companies churning out furniture back in the 1890-1910s when this was made. the wood looks like maple or sweet gum, pic is not clear or close enought to tell with certainty....

Antique Furniture: Antique roker, continuous arm, chair company
continuous arm, chair company, roker: there are some of the companies early catalogs online you might find interesting. the chair is a copy of a continuous arm windsor rocker. This rocker was made around 1910. if it is in need of gluing and touch up it would sell at 100. after touch up and...

Antique Furniture: Antique wooden chairs, wooden chairs, red paint
wooden chairs, red paint, crevasses: around 1885 look to be oak but the picture is not close enough to see grain detail. closer picture please. these were seen in offices, courtrooms, institutions, homes. very popular design when made, sturdy, well made. I wish I could find a set of 8 or...

Antique Furniture: Breakfront Secretary, 1940's Mahogany Breakfron Secretary
1940's Mahogany Breakfron Secretary: Sandy, Thanks for your question. The first thing to look for when evaluating a piece of furniture, such as your breakfront, is it s size in relation to an antique example. Original English Breakfront Secretaries usually run twice the size of your example....

Antique Furniture: buffet or dresser??
this is referred to as deco style. it is a buffet or sideboard. could be european but i would have to see the interior, back and inside the drawer holes to tell you. many woods have figure. this piece is probably figured birch and when it was refinished,...

Antique Furniture: Carved Chair style, age and value?, value question, insurance replacement
value question, insurance replacement, jacobean style: vacuum the dust off first. apply the wax with a cotton rag and round shoe polish brush. A little is best. shouldnt be globs on the chair. gently and sparingly. use a regular shoe brush on the carving to buff it once dry. cotton rag on the flats....

Antique Furniture: China/Secretary Cabinet?, Circa 1940 Mahogany Breakfront
Circa 1940 Mahogany Breakfront: Hi Joanne, What you have is commonly referred to as a Breakfront, with butlers secretary. This style originated in England, dating back to the 18th century. Looking at your piece, I would say it dates to the late 1930 s to 1940 s and since I can...

Antique Furniture: Cleaning/disenfecting old chest of drawers, chests of drawers, rodent droppings
chests of drawers, rodent droppings, household bleach: so far you are doing the right thing. rodent droppings can infect you with leptosprisos. not a good thing. clean with a vacuum, wear a particle mask. make a solution of household bleach and put in a spray bottle and spray the complete interior of the...

Antique Furniture: Dinette Set, hitchcock chairs, john harding
hitchcock chairs, john harding, table chairs: some online info on the company that built the chairs: book Boling: The Story of a Company and Family by John Harding (1979). According to this book, the company started in 1901 as Siler City Bending Co. and made things like traces for carriage harnesses....

Antique Furniture: Duncan phyfe, 1930's to 1940's Dining Room Set
1930's to 1940's Dining Room Set: Hi Eileen, This is far from being a Duncan Phyfe dining room set, which would date to the early 1800 s. What you have is not even close to the designs of Phyfe s New York workshop. Another tip off is the model number you found on your pieces. That...

Antique Furniture: Furnitures United, 1960's Dresser and Chest and Nightstands
1960's Dresser and Chest and Nightstands: Hi Natalia, What you have are pieces that were made in the late 1950 s to 1960 s. This furniture, as far as a style is concerned, is commonly referred to as stylized traditional furniture with not particular time period in mind. Made during a time period...

Antique Furniture: Honderich Cedar Chest, Deco Style Honderich Cedar Chest
Deco Style Honderich Cedar Chest: Hi Kerry, Honderich Blanket chests were manufactured in Milverton, Ontario, Canada and is lined with Tennessee red cedar. This one in particular is in the more common Art Deco waterfall style, dating to the 1920 s- 1930 s. It does asppear to be,...

Antique Furniture: identification of a table, Conant Ball swivel top table
Conant Ball swivel top table: Charles, Since you have already done some research work for Conant Ball, I will not bother to bore you with company history. What I can tell you is that it is next to impossible to find information on specific pieces of 20th century furniture since...

Antique Furniture: Identify Chair with Carved Face, flat head screws, queen anne front
flat head screws, queen anne front, renaissance revival: while waiting for more pictures i forgot to tell you that this style is an adaptation of a european german design. not the carving but the form. send more pics to my email as attachments, and include the original question show carving show more...

Antique Furniture: info on old dresser, shot pic, wood grain
shot pic, wood grain, time frame: I will need more photos to my email and include the original question and photo. need close up showing wood grain outside of the side of the drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer take drawer out, turn upside down, take picture from...

Antique Furniture: info request on Lifetime Furniture desk, 1920'sd Jackobean Style Desk
1920'sd Jackobean Style Desk: Dear Paula, Your desk, most likely dates to the 1920 s when many Tudor homes were being built in America. This style of home was very popular during the time period, but the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg,in the 1930 s, becoming a major tourist destination,...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Buffet Table- what's it worth, 1920's vintage Kittinger consle Table
1920's vintage Kittinger consle Table: Hi Mandy, Your Kittinger console table dates to the 1920 s when the Kittinger Furniture Company, not unlike many other furniture companies at the time, were producing Baroque and Jacobean styles of furniture. The demand for this particular style was brought...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Cane Chair, Kittinger 1920's Jacobean style open arm chair
Kittinger 1920's Jacobean style open arm chair: Hi Lisa, Being a long time dealer of Kittinger furniture, for over 40 years now, I wish that I could tell you more about your chair other than the basics. You see, there are no records left from the old Kittinger company since they were destroyed...

Antique Furniture: kittinger chair, Questionable branding for Kittinger Furniture
Questionable branding for Kittinger Furniture: Hi Terry, After dealing in Pre-owned Kittinger furniture for over 42 years, my feeling is that this lolling chair was not made by the Kittinger Furniture Company of Buffalo, New York. While I have seen this particular form made by other makers, I do...

Antique Furniture: kittinger chair, kittinger chair ?
kittinger chair ?: Hi Terry, After reviewing your two photo s, I can tell you that the metal label is one that was used by the Kittinger factory back in the early days, circa 1920 s 30 s. The number that is stamped on the leg appears to be 1954, but I am unable to find...

Antique Furniture: Koehler Unifold Davenport Bed, Koehler Unifold Davenport Bed
Koehler Unifold Davenport Bed: Hi Kelly, I don t know what you paid for this sofa bed 20 years ago, but today with upholstery costs being forever on the rise and sofa beds not being in a huge demand, present day values are limited. It is more cost effective to go to a store and...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Bedroom Set, Mahogany Bedroom Set
Mahogany Bedroom Set: Dear Angela, Just so you are fully aware, what you have in the way of a bedroom set, there are a million other sets coming to the market, which does not help for resale. The bigger problem is that the younger buying public has 0 interest, so the values...

Antique Furniture: mahogany dresser with mirror, chippendale style, mahogany wood
chippendale style, mahogany wood, mirror question: that type number is proprietary to the company. they are inventory or style numbers. much like a model number. sometimes, if a company is still in business and older records have not been destroyed it is possible to find out exactly what it denotes from...

Antique Furniture: Milton Bradley kindergarten table, school desks, company histories
school desks, company histories, curious sort: Thank you very much for the link to your information website. Your question is appreciated. The basis for my statement you quoted [ as to value, since these were destroyed and few have come to the market.... ], comes from the least accurate source of...

Antique Furniture: Rustic Table and Buffet, minor nicks, oak veneer
minor nicks, oak veneer, open shelves: the buffet should not be sold as part of the table and chairs. it is in a different catagory, wood, age, style and is 10-20 years earlier. regardless, the buffet is way more desirable than the table and chairs. not saying that the table and chairs are not...

Antique Furniture: Showers Brothers Company, mahogany veneer, mahogany color
mahogany veneer, mahogany color, antique mahogany: it is mahogany veneer on all the show faces. made around 1920-40 and is missing the finale that goes between the goose neck shaped pediment on top. if you were to clean it up by waxing with toluene free Briwax in the antique mahogany color it would sell...

Antique Furniture: "Standard" Desk, standard furniture company, william horrocks
standard furniture company, william horrocks, michael foley: mahogany wood. need a picture of the underneath of one drawer to help determine age since they manufactured items up into the 1970s. Generally when manufacturers make this classic style of desk they use the same design for several decades so the only way...

Antique Furniture: table
these were advertised as lamp tables and end tables around 1900-1920s. used in parlors, bedrooms and wherever needed. yours is birch and was originally dyed to a deep mahogany color. refinished properly and tightened up at the bottom shelf and the legs...

Antique Furniture: twistted wire cross bracing, antique piano stool, wooden legs
antique piano stool, wooden legs, wire cross: it is not an original feature. this was a common fix when the legs became loose from the short stretchers coming form the central post. saw this in a lot of chairs as well. have seen some pretty ingenious wire fixes over the years. the ones that drilled...

Antique Furniture: Unknow furniture, 1960's Dresser and Chest
1960's Dresser and Chest: HI Peter, What I am looking at are a triple dresser and a tall chest that were made in the late fifties to early sixties. What I can tell you, in looking at both pieces, they were made by a lower end furniture company. In other words furniture built to...

Antique Furniture: unusual rocker, time seat, antique furniture
time seat, antique furniture, furniture store: this is a manufactured chair from around 1900-1920. one of the many done in this style all of which had various differences and nuances. the wood is birch and figured birch stained to resemble mahogany as was customary for a time. seat is laminated....

Antique Furniture: Windsor chair, Mid 20th Centuiry Windsor Chair
Mid 20th Centuiry Windsor Chair: Hi Ken, What you have is a factory, machined, Windsor arm chair of poor quality. When comparing it to period,antique examples, it really is a big miss. To my educated eye it is not much more than a pile of firewood. Just to have a new arm knuckle...

Antique Furniture: Antique Amoir
this wardrobe was made in the 1920s. does it have drawers inside? i cant tell you anything about the wood without better pictures. is there a label on the back? Lots of these were made and were usually part of a br set. cleaned up and waxed...

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser
made around 1910-20s in the empire style. wood will be mahogany veneer and perhaps some birch staned mahogany. as to wood identification, wood grain, both end and side and quartered are first, next color comes into plya but not a stained color but an...

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser
dresser was made in the 1920s. surfaces are veneered in mahogany and the grain oriented to give a nice visual impact. at one time there would have been a mirror. i think the green was not original and it is likely that the piee was semi stripped or cleaned...

Antique Furniture: bow front china cabinet, Circa 1920's Bowed China Cabinet
Circa 1920's Bowed China Cabinet: Hi Mary Pat, I won t ask how many years ago you got your china cabinet, but I remember as a young child playing in my grandparents basement and seeing the same style of cabinet, filled with my grandmothers china. I bet almost everyone in America had...

Antique Furniture: Burlington House Furniture, Dining Room Set by Burlington House Furniture
Dining Room Set by Burlington House Furniture: Hi Shannon, With the interest in dining room sets being in a state of decline these days, except for buyers of stately homes with baronial size dining rooms, smaller, unimportant sets such as yours are going begging these days, unless the price is...

Antique Furniture: Candle/Wine Table/
this tripod table or candle stand, either is appropriate and correct and there is no official name. both are valid. wood is a mahogany wood. you will have to check pricing in your area for repair but first, use antique mahogany color, toluene free Briwax,...

Antique Furniture: China Cabinet Identification
it is 1920s as you suspect. the picture is not close nor clear enough to identify the wood species. the legs and stretcher are probably sweet gum or/and tulip poplar as is the door. the top, left and right panels, and drawer fronts probably walnut veneer....

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture company 3 drawer desk
in my area of the country this would sell at 350-450 in a shop. Coombe built quality furniture but closed in the early 1970s. some information from one source. Coombe Furniture Factory Company Limited Kincardine. James B. Watson and Frank E. Coombe...

Antique Furniture: Harmony House dresser & mirror
1940-1968 was when Sers did the Harmony House items so this is not classified as an antique. looks like 1950 to me and as such you could use the term mid-century . is you get no bites at 500 you might consider lowering the price. or, you could list it...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger table, Circa 1920's Kittinger Jacobean Console Table
Circa 1920's Kittinger Jacobean Console Table: Hi Mary Pat, Thanks for sending along your question regarding the 1920 s Jacobean style console table. Having dealt in Kittinger furniture for the past 45 years, I can tell you that the pieces the Kittinger company produced in their earlier years, such...

Antique Furniture: RE: Identification of chair
pictures did not show up... anyhow, the wood is birch stained to a mahogany color. very common color and wood for the era 1890-1910 when this was manufactured. looks like a price tag on it, is this in a shop? if so the type of shop would determine...

Antique Furniture: secretary desk
it is a secretary desk with what is called a all front. Made around 1890. Style is a loose empire style done in the golden oak period. Wood is quarter sawn oak veneer. someone has removed the quarter sawn veneer from the face/front of the fall front. as...

Antique Furniture: Sideboard
Beautiful!! Chippendale style with wonderful matched veneers on the faces. glad i saw the picture since it looks to be 1920s early 30s and high quality. going back through my notes i see that they actually started usin this lable, the metal one like...

Antique Furniture: table
brand is mersman, they made a lot of furniture top is mahogany veneer, gallery probably is as well. base is either mahogany or sweet gum stained mahogany. lots of damage to the top but easily remedied. as it sits retail in a store about 75. base...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville Chair Company Bedroom Set
the furniture was well made, cant say more without a hands on inspection as every company had several offerings, styles, and prices. all of your choices of a point of sale have their pros and cons. easiest is CL, with pictures and see what happens. I...

Antique Furniture: THOMLINSON SETTE AND CHAIRS
unfortunately, as nice as these 1920 pieces could be, the condition is a key factor. Having worked on sets like these i can say they are expensive to restore the wood, caning and upholstery. wood is most likely tulip poplar or sweet gum, both good furniture...

Antique Furniture: Value Of Folding Center Leaf Maple Table
patent was filed in may 1940, not sure when the machine was built to compress the round tenons but i have reference of an ad and a patent for the machine in 1951. This fits since this style was made from the 30s-50s. The red may have been from your gfather...

Antique Furniture: virginia house
depending on where you live, the point of sale and type of advertising, 450-650. possibly 750. it is jacobean style with the 1920s look. in a shop the price would be around 850-1200, again depending on the type of shop and the area. good reputable shops...

Antique Furniture: WF Mfg Co Boomerang Table
you have been given all the information available. i searched for quite awhile for you, about 45 minutes. sorry i missed the value, i got hung up on the searching and checking in my library. this table would sell in a shop at 75-100. if you want wood...

Antique Furniture: Windsor chair
wood is most likelybirch, not because of color but from the grain. chair is typical of the colonial style Stickley Bros. Co. built in the 1940-50 era, as is the wood. another thing that tells us it is of the 40s is the work. and the color, the color is...

Antique Furniture: antique claw-foot rocking chair
this is one of the better examples i have seen of this empire style chair and sets made around 1900. often called empire revival or even second period empire (by auctioneers). Most of the ones made in this style are more a common or standard grade and in...

Antique Furniture: antique open arm chair
again 300 is ok and would be an auction price. however, this is one of the better ones. in a high end shop after cleaning repairing anything that needs it it would price 750 retail in a shop. the straight chair would not price here. like i said before,...

Antique Furniture: antique tables
this is difficult for me to answer because i think you should keep them both as they are family and later someone, your kids maybe, will want and treasure them. the two tier mahogany veneer and sweet gum table was made in the 1940s. the oak table was...

Antique Furniture: Antique Victorian Style Headboard
use mineral spirits to clean off the orange oil chances are it is terpenes, which is ok but mixed with mineral oil and silicone oil, which is not ok and are non drying oils. mineral spirits or low odor mineral spirits will work and will clean well. just...

Antique Furniture: Art Deco Vanity and Tall Boy
these are from the 1930s as you suspect. i cannot see the gain in the front of the chest or vanity in the photos but you are probably right in assuming it is mahognay veneer although it may be walnut. the vanity isthe more desirable item and would bring...

Antique Furniture: Chair and a Half
1890-1910 late victorian style loveseat in birch wood originally stained to mahogany and was part of a parlor set. when you say strengthen the joints please allow me to add that the best way is to take the piece apart and reglue. will sell better...

Antique Furniture: coat rack chair
it is a butlers rack. hanging ties, coats, shirts, pants with the tray for change and watches and rings. i cannot see the seat but often there is a drawer under the seat, socks, handkerchiefs or whatevers. cannot tell you the age, we see these from 1940...

Antique Furniture: Dating Furniture
cant help with the wood species as the picture is too distant an fuzzy but the piece is a deco style, european, and from the 1930s. check your local import antique shops and antique malls to see what similar items are priced. from what is in my area i...

Antique Furniture: Desk by Skandia Furniture Co
according to my info the company started in the late 1890s and was bought out in 1941-42 then the buyer, superior sleeprite of chicago went out in 1949. nice select veneers on the faces i can see. in a shop in my area it would sell at 450-650. in a...

Antique Furniture: End Table
these were advertised as end tables in the 1910-20s. wood looks like sweet gum which has a walnut colored stain as is to be expected from this time. this is better than most ans would sell in a shop around 100-150 if all the surfaces are good and it is...

Antique Furniture: Federal Style Dining Table and Chairs
you are correct in your assumptions but the chairs did not start life with the table, good fit but were never a match. different age, and not what we see with these tables when you see the sets. they go with the table as they are of the style, just different...

Antique Furniture: Grandmother Clock
show picture of it closed and a pic of the back. what does the label say on the back of the door. is there any writing on the mechanism, inspect closly, take the weights off and slide the mech out. oil for dried wood. wood will seek equilibrium with...

Antique Furniture: identify what the antique is
This is an icebox made in oak. inside the left upper door is where the block ice goes, there is a metal tube that goes from that compartment down through the floor of the ice box. the water catch tray goes underneath. The wood at the bottom swivels up...

Antique Furniture: knechtal hutch
I understand that the finish wasnt sanded off, it has deteriorated and lost its plasticity, we sometimes refer to this as a dead or fried finish (technical terms...). I wanted to see if the grain pattern showing on the intact finish was the same as on the...

Antique Furniture: Mystery Chair
this is too cool!! would you send multiple pictures to my email please. front back side under top all around. metal parts too. check the metal very closly for foundry marks, patent dates, name or initials i will say it looks like 1880-1890s but...

Antique Furniture: Phoenix Chair Company Rocking Chair
chair was made in the latter part of the companies history judging from the label style and chair style and designs. lets say from the 20s until the closing in the 30s. style is an adaptation of the earlier windsor style chairs with the high back and spindals...

Antique Furniture: Proper name for the pictured Piece
this is an art nouveau style etagere with cabinet made in oak around 1890-1900. missing carving at the bottom of the door and at the bottom left of the pierce work. and with one separated shelf, would price around 1500-2200 in a shop depending o stability...

Antique Furniture: Sikes Morris Chair, Value of Sikes Morris Chair
Value of Sikes Morris Chair : Dear Lorraine, With the current state of the market and what was popular yesterday, it s not so much the case today. What most sellers fail to realize is that we are in a rapidly changing society and what was popular, 2 to 3 years ago, can be quite...

Antique Furniture: Victorian Chair
1860s-70s, not 1850 but that is a fine pair of chairs. part of a parlor set and a picture of our past. you do your own research, search google images for victorian renaissance revival chairs and you will see similar pieces, and remember that all styles...

Antique Furniture: Age and Maker of China Cabinet/Sideboard
this is a mix of early styles, the footing is called a shoe. it resembles early jacobean style and other early english styling. would be called a transitional piece and also could be called colonial revival. thing is there were no sideboards at that time....

Antique Furniture: Antique Buffet Table, early 20th century buffet Sideboard
early 20th century buffet Sideboard: Dear Ruth, I wish I could be of greater help to you in the identification for your Buffet Sideboard. Most likely it was built around 1910 and at that time there were a huge number of furniture companies, all building very similar furniture pieces....

Antique Furniture: Antique Radio Table cir. 1940, Antique Radio Table cir. 1940
Antique Radio Table cir. 1940: Hi Michael, Back in the early days of radio, many furniture manufacturing companies were contracted to make from simple to more elaborate cabinets for radio s and eventually, for televisions. With the style of the cabinet it might possibly date to the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Sideboard
wood is the walnut family. the wood inside the top drawer is a sycamore grain and there is one other wood that exhibits this grain pattern but I will have to check on that when i get to the shop where my wood samples are located. the drawer pulls may be...

Antique Furniture: Authentic Duncan Phyfe?
sorry. guess the email didnt go through. The table is duncan phyfe or sheraton style, even can be called federal style. it is a 1930-1940s vintage machine made. more often than not manufacturers did not label items, the numbers could be style or color...

Antique Furniture: Authentic Duncan Phyfe?, Authentic Duncan Phyfe? NOT!
Authentic Duncan Phyfe? NOT!: Hi Shaila, Thanks for your question regarding your small lamp table, made in the very loosely associated style of Duncan Phyfe. As long as you did not pay more than $25. for the table, you are OK. Still expensive though when using it for firewood....

Antique Furniture: Berkey and Gay Sideboard/Buffet, 1940's Berkey and Gay Buffet
1940's Berkey and Gay Buffet: Hi Jennifer, Your Berkey and Gay, technically a buffet and not a sideboard, was manufactured sometime during the 1940 s, out of solid mahogany and mahogany veneers. For a gentle cleaning, I recommend that you use Murphy s oil soap and tepid water...

Antique Furniture: Children's rocking chair, 1890's Children's Oak Rocking Chair
1890's Children's Oak Rocking Chair: Hi Matt, Trying to determine the maker of your chair is somewhat difficult. There were countless number of small furniture factories back in the late nineteenth century, about 1890, which is where I date your Oak Rocking Chair. Do to it s present...

Antique Furniture: Desk
you will have to fight your way in there and get more pictures. one that shows the outside of one drawer where the side meets the front, picture of the interior of the hole the drawer comes out of, a picture of the back of the piece, clear picture of the...

Antique Furniture: desk
i still need a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joint used. what was your question, i have no way to find the original one, if you have it then copuy and paste it to a followup to this post....

Antique Furniture: desk
i still need a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joint used. what was your question, i have no way to find the original one, if you have it then copuy and paste it to a followup to this post....

Antique Furniture: desk
you are in no way bothering me, i hate to keep asking. lots of people do not check the photos before sending them thinking they are in focus, i am used to it and it is not a problem. the first picture in this post is the same one from before. the desk...

Antique Furniture: desk pictures
i still need a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joint used. what was your question, i have no way to find the original one, if you have it then copuy and paste it to a followup to this post....

Antique Furniture: deskvanity
sorry for the delay, i see that today that three questions i responded to did not post to the site. west michigan furniture company operated between, some quoted info on company The West Michigan Furniture Company was the first large-scale furniture...

Antique Furniture: Dresser
throw away the old english. it is a non drying oil that collects dust adn other airborne contaminants. use a furniture paste wax like toluene free briwax in the antique mahogany color. the wood is mahogany veneer, style is hepplewhite style. 1940s vintage....

Antique Furniture: Furniture and its manufacturer
actually yes i did just wanted to make sure that it was received as emails are sometimes lost in space. here is what was said in the email. Pioneer furniture co wasnt a manufacturing company but were a reseller so without another labeling showing the manufacturer...

Antique Furniture: George McLagan 6 dining chairs
If this doesnt work you can use johnsons floor paste wax, it contains no silicone or mineral oil either but only comes in the neutral color. you can color it using gumbacher artists oil color. from: https://briwax.wordpress.com/category/canadian-briwax-distributor/...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Buffet/Server, Mid 20th Century Kittinger Buffet Server
Mid 20th Century Kittinger Buffet Server: Hi Julia, Your Kittinger Buffet was more than likely made in the 1950 s. While some people would consider this to be an older piece, many of the Kittinger pieces were either copied from 18th and 19th antiques, however, this would not be the case with...

Antique Furniture: Ladies rocker
1900-1920 manufactured rocker in the empire style. i need a clear picture of the wood grain to tell you the wood but i am pretty sure it is mahogany with possibly sweet gum parts stained to match mahogany. without a label there is no way anyone can tell...

Antique Furniture: Late 1800 to early 1900 daybed or settee
I would be interested in seeing the mark you found so I can keep it with the pictures of the bed. That is wonderful news as the style and look of this is way above average. this morning i was studying the pictures again. this is probably one of the better...

Antique Furniture: Looking for a good value on Drexel bedroom set., Drexel bedroom set.
Drexel bedroom set.: Melissa, Based on your photo s, showing the style, finish and assuming al pieces are in good condition, I place a value of $575. to $650. for the set. Not exactly a style folks are looking for these days. Best Regards, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Need help ID'ing antique oak Craftsman pedestal table
I have always used aliphatic resin (carpenter s wood glue) for my wood projects, and haven t had any experience w hide glue. I did some reading about it after receiving your reply, and understand it s a traditional material and held in high regard by woodworkers....

Antique Furniture: Refinishing Maple Dresser/nightstand
QUESTION: How many applications of stripper should I apply? Do I just stop once it s smooth to the touch basically? bk you are not going for smooth, you are going for clean. i strongly urge you, if you have no experience in stripping wood, to practice...

Antique Furniture: Request appraisal of antique dresser / chest of drawers
send multiple photos attached to one email and please include this post. make sure unfinished areas are photographed: back underneath drawer sides showing the joints inside drawer cavities cards and labels, etc i will look them over where are you...

Antique Furniture: S.Bent
thanks. it is the labeling i thought it was. 1950s or so would be the time. i thought ash but seeing the close picture it is oak but not from the grain it is not old growth. great chair and quality built from a quality company. antique of the future...

Antique Furniture: Sale of Antiques, Advise for selling antiques
Advise for selling antiques: Hi Karen, I am a furniture expert therefore I am sorry I was not able to address your questions regarding paintings and china. While I am not sure of your location in Florida, my advice for you is to consult your yellow pages or go on line to find...

Antique Furniture: Small Chair in our Family
thanks for showing the back, it was then, a cane seated dining chair. i would say if you did some searching in google books you will likely find some factory catalogs from chair companies that will show similar chairs around 1880-1900. it is always a fascinating...

Antique Furniture: Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc., Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc.
Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc.: Hi Eldis, You have successfully taken me back to my childhood. Growing up my parents had the same set in there breakfast room. The current market value for the set would be $200. to $250. Best Wishes. George E.Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: temple stuart, Mid 20th century Temple Stuart table and chairs
Mid 20th century Temple Stuart table and chairs: Hi Stacey, The Temple-Stuart furniture company of Baldwinsville, Massachusetts was run by Donald Stuart shortly after his enlistment and eventual discharge, serving in WWII. That being said, your tables was most likely made in the mid twentieth century.Therefore,...

Antique Furniture: Value of desk?, Imperial Furniture company Secretaries desk value
Imperial Furniture company Secretaries desk value: Hi Theresa, Explaining values. Your desk, which was made by the Imperial furniture company, which was a maker of moderately priced furniture, is of a quality that was built to a price point and not to a high standard. When comparing this desk with...

Antique Furniture: vintage rocking chair, Turn of century Oak Rocker
Turn of century Oak Rocker: Hi Mary, What you have is a later oak stylized example of an original Boston Rocker, which was quite popular throughout the New England states, throughout spanning the 19th century into the 20th century. I date your chair a the turn of the 19th century,...

Antique Furniture: Waterfall vanity
wood is mahogany veneer that has been bleached or it is Indian mahogany veneer. piece was made in the 1930s and would have a retail price of 450 in a normal shop. the decoration between the drawers and on the glove boxes is painted on. wax only,...

Antique Furniture: wooden chair
thank you for your offer to buy the chair at 350$ but i must decline. there is nothing left at that price. perhaps you should sell it to someone who intends on keeping it. thanks, sincerely ==========================================================================...

Antique Furniture: one arm chair
auction is a gamble unless you personally know and trust the auctioneer. doesnt matter if you set a reserve, if it sells less than your reserve you are still stuck with whatever it brought. if you are going to sell first take pictures to some dealers and...

Antique Furniture: Dressing table!, Ladies Vanity circa 1920
Ladies Vanity circa 1920: Hi Ru, I can not say what company made this particular piece. As a little boy, I can visualize my mother sitting at a similar example with a matching bench and mirror, fussing with her hair and meticulously applying her makeup. From what I am able...

Antique Furniture: hardware replacement for buffet
there are some companies that offer these in different patinas, some dull some bright some antique patina. whatever you get you can adjust the color. in various ways. one way to discolor is buy a brass darkening solution and use it. i would not clean...

Antique Furniture: help identification of piece
Made in the USA during the victorian period in the eastlake victorian style around 1875-85 I believe this was originally part of a large sideboard which had two of these as part of the upper section flanking some type of mirrored central section. as...

Antique Furniture: Low Table
we would have to use the catch term of colonial revival for the style. stretcher needs to be reglued where it fits into the curved ends. you must remove the whole stretcher, coax the pieces apart, clean the joints and reglue the ends to the rectangle....

Antique Furniture: "Mixed-style" occasional table
This is a the style of the golden oak period or late victorian period around 1890-1910. USA made in one of thousands of factories, possibly grand rapids area. wood is oak and oak veneer. cabriole leg shape is timeless and has been used for hundreds of...

Antique Furniture: sewing table
made in the 1920-30 era and was as you suspect a sewing cabinet for keeping all the implements together for hand work. wood is either sweett gum or/and tulip poplar stained to a walnut. finish is original. light color badge on the drawer is birds eye...

Antique Furniture: Wakefield Stool
wakefield merged with hayward around 1898 if i remember correctly. these are not often found in good condition, i dont know what you paid but I have seen them as high as 350$ in shops. figure around 1880 for its manufacture. what did you want to...

Antique Gambling Equipment: money boe removal /meaning of type of slot, dana dana, coin tray
dana dana, coin tray, dear mr: Dana, Regarding the coin tray, when you open the back you should be able to slide the entire guts of the machine out of the housing exposing the coin tray. If you can t figure out how to do this take the back off, take a photo and send it to me. I ll then...

Antique Gambling Equipment: occasional sticking, dana dana, problem thanks
dana dana, problem thanks, dear mr: Dana, It s very difficult to address such a question without actually opening the machine up and watching all the parts in operation. With that said I ll give you a few things to consider. Is the chain to tight or to loose? Does the chain appear dry or rusted...

Antique Gambling Equipment: pictures for you see, dana dana, google searches
dana dana, google searches, slot machine repair: Dana, I am not going to be able to trouble shoot the problem you are having with your machine without actually watching the mechanism work. It does sound like the chain may be part of the problem but the issue could be a number of things. Have you tried googling...

Antique Gambling Equipment: BJ Tray, coin tray, true representation
coin tray, true representation, assumption: Hi Will, Your Bill Box and Coin Tray have a value of $275.00 to $325.00. If you have the key and it works you could see $350.00. Value is based on your photo and the assumption the photo is a true representation of the side not visible in the photo. Could...

Antique Gambling Equipment: roulette wheel, B.C. Wells, Roulette
B.C. Wells, Roulette, Old West Antiques: Hi John, B.C. Wills is a well known name in the arena of gambling equipment. They were located at 666 Columbia St, Detroit, MI and acted as a supplier. It s difficult to tell from your photo whether your wheel is the type that sits on top of a table...

Antique Musical Instruments: 0ld piano, old piano, repair man
old piano, repair man, upright piano: Dear Janet, Take some pictures of the piano and take the pictures to a couple of stores that sell pianos and talk to the owners. Also find out who does their repair work and show him the pictures as well. The repair man may be able to tell you how...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1850 violin, music store owners, insturment
music store owners, insturment, hopf: Dear Lori, Ask the man at the music store about selling it. Also get the name of the person who does his repair work and talk to him about the insturment. You should take it to some other music stores that sell violins and ask the owners about the...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1881 Banjo, different music, banjos
different music, banjos, banjo: Dear Connie, I cannot tell you anything without seeing the instrument. I suggest you take it to two or three different music stores that sell banjos and ask the owner about it. Also find out who does his repair work and talk to him about it. You will...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1902 Janssen upright, ?mahogany, piano shops, antique piano
piano shops, antique piano, restoration company: To my knowledge, the only appraisal that an insurance company will accept would have to come from a reputable dealer in used pianos. It s my understanding that insurance companies have a schedule for the values of most household items, and I should certainly...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1909 Frank Holton & Co. C L.F., david holton, saxes
david holton, saxes, repairman: Dear David, Holton has been making musical instruments for a long time, and many different qualities. I suggest you take the instrument to a couple of music stores in your area that sell new saxes and ask the owners. Also find out who does their repair...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1910 or 1920 brass sousaphone tuba, valve casings, old furniture
valve casings, old furniture, frank co: That s a cool grandmother! Mine just kept old furniture in her garage. It wouldn t be any older than 1910, since that is when the company was started. The company existed at least into the mid 1940 s. I ve seen a number of Frank instruments, but not...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1910 low pitch sax., low pitch, american professional
low pitch, american professional, saxes: The dealer is Lyon & Healy, and the model is American Professional. And, the serial doesn t have much meaning beyond comparing with other American Professional saxes,as there are no serial number lists for L&H and it appears that they may have run different...

Antique Musical Instruments: my 1913 frank holton and co. trumpet., holton, saxaphone
holton, saxaphone, barbara johnson: There were companies named Schaeffer and Scheffer but neither were in France. As to the trumpet. Holton made good instruments, but they made many models and some are of more interest than others. The 1913 date may be a patent date, which does not date...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's gold plate trumpet, gold mouthpiece, ebay
gold mouthpiece, ebay, key bb: Hi Kevin, When you say a peashooter, do you mean that is it more cylindrical than the modern trumpet? My first thought was that you were describing a true trumpet rather then the hybrid modern trumpet. Does sound like some previous owner was into gold,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's ? Olds silver trombone, patent number, excellent condition
patent number, excellent condition, serial number: I m assuming that 1845 is the serial number and the M may represent medium bore. That would be consistent with the information you were given. That would place it at about 1921-2. I have a WEB page on Olds Trombones, you may want to take a look at it,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1921 MARTIN BBb tuba,three piston front, in satin silver, satin silver, prime condition
satin silver, prime condition, string instrument: The serial number lists for the early Martins are just estimates. Some lists would suggest that it might be even earlier than that. I m not sure I can tell you anything that you haven t already figured out. It always amazes me when I get a hold of one...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1924-1925 Holton Trumpet, professional instruments, holton trumpet
professional instruments, holton trumpet, quality student: In the mid 20 s Holton only made professional instruments, and I don t believe he used model names for his trumpets. Your horn dates to the mid 20s. I have not had any first hand contact with anyone out in LA, so wouldn t be making recommendations. What...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1924 Buescher Grand Trombone?, high pitch, gold wash
high pitch, gold wash, blue magic: Patent = To increase bell metal thickness Patent number: 869619 Filing date: Jul 18, 1907 Issue date: Oct 29, 1907 Inventor: FERDINAND A. BUESCHER Marketed by Buescher as the Split-No-Tone bell It would say True Tone. I would agree on 1924....

Antique Musical Instruments: 1928 Martin Handcraft Trumpet tuning, martin handcraft, mouthpiece
martin handcraft, mouthpiece, pitches: Unless there is some collector out there with the instructions that may have originally, I don t believe you are going to find instructions. You might be more likely to come across an ad that would describe it. But, to switch pitches, the best thing to...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1963 Holton Cornet, professional instrument, holton
professional instrument, holton, serial number: Deanna, I m sorry you aren t satisfied with my answer. If you would bothered to read my intro. you would have seen that I don t do evaluations, and just because you ask for a value does not mean that I m going to change that position. I don t attempt...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1977 Claude Gordon Benge, assembly department, older models
assembly department, older models, long strings: I don t know specifically in Benge s case, why they would have changed that convention. When manufacturing was less automated, the makers would mark the parts of the valve simply to keep the parts together. They were hand fitted and they didn t want them...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Martin Sax, sax player, great shape
sax player, great shape, saxes: I can t tell you what size of sax it is by the serial number, but any sax player should be able to look at it and tell you what it is. (Unless, it is a C Melody, which is more difficult to tell if you haven t been around them.) However, the horn dates...

Antique Musical Instruments: Besson cornet shank & leadpipe, shank, ebay
shank, ebay, dents: Well, basically, the two options are to have one custom made or find one someplace like eBay. Are you just missing the bit or is there more of the horn missing? It might be helpful if you would want to send pictures (kenton@punxypa.com). Vintage horn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brand of brass instruments called Rex, valve trombone, water key
valve trombone, water key, weight oil: The Rex name is associated with two dealers Millard and Bryant and Newell. The sound of any horn, in principle, is pretty simple. Assuming that the horn was originally properly constructed, then good performance is basically dependent on a clear, unobstructed,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher 400 from '55 or so, mid 50s, shank size
mid 50s, shank size, mouthpieces: Mouthpieces are an interesting subject. They are standardized in the sense that for decades they all use the same shank size, so one mouthpiece will fit into any trumpet. (I m assuming we are actually talking about trumpets here, as the cornet shank...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Buescher LP 37 FR, buescher, true tone
buescher, true tone, serial number: The patent was for what Buescher marketed as the Split-No-Tone bell and essential was a way to manufacture a thicker bell. And your horn was built to play at modern pitch. If you can find the serial number on it, you can get a build date from: http://www.musictrader.com/buescher.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buetcher Grand Trombone, raw brass, approximate values
raw brass, approximate values, ebay: It was made in 1926. I think the patent is for Oct 29 07, which is for a technique to increase bell thickness. Is it gold plated or raw brass? As far as selling it, if you provide accurate pictures and description, putting it on eBay is a safe way to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Who can I contact for an Appraisal?, rudy wiedoeft, accurate photos
rudy wiedoeft, accurate photos, raw brass: Donna, Saxophones are really not my area, but I can tell you this much about your instrument. Rudy Wiedoeft was a sax soloist in the early part of the 20th century, and Holton had a Wiedoeft Model saxophone. The Holton plant was in Elkhorn, so it is almost...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart built by Buescher, andrew beardsley, serial number list
andrew beardsley, serial number list, elk head: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company (not to be confused with the Elkhart Musical Instrument Co which was started by Gronert in 1912 and merged with Martin in 1917. ) was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley s death in 1928,...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.A. Reynolds Sousaphone, eb, sousaphone
eb, sousaphone, blue magic: If it is tarnished, I would presume that it is silverplate. So, to clean up silverplate, I use a three step process. I get the worst off with Tarnx, next I use Blue Magic to get it looking pretty good, and then finish it off with Haggerty s silver polish....

Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, 1940s, 1930s
Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, 1940s, 1930s

Antique Musical Instruments: Is this a french horn?, trumpet style, french horns
trumpet style, french horns, mellophones: It almost certainly is a mellophone. Mellophones were generally pitched in F&Eb (as was this Cavalier) with either a long tuning or additional slides to swap out to change pitch. Some even had the ability to tune down to D and C. Cavalier was a student...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henry Pourcell horn, hotmail, lafayette paris
hotmail, lafayette paris, alto horn: Well, that could be a couple of things, but I wonder if you may be describing an alto horn. Pourcelle was a tradename by The Bruno Company, established in New York in 1834. After the turn of the 20th Century, the company began using trade names including:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Brass Trombone, holton horns, mouth piece
holton horns, mouth piece, prettiness: That one goes back to 1914. As I understand it, the Special was the best of the Holton horns until he came out with the Revelations. I ve got a couple of them and they are pretty horns. The trombone makers, White, Olds, etc. were all putting out...

Antique Musical Instruments: jw york and sons french horn, piston valves, mellophone
piston valves, mellophone, rotary valves: A York French horn would look something like this: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1129253834 while a York Mellophone would look something like this: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1107935522 A French horn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Trumpet, martin band instrument company, martin handcraft
martin band instrument company, martin handcraft, wurlitzer company: As noted in the introduction, I don t do evaluations on this WEB site. It dates to 1931. The Troubadour was a narrow bore instrument with a long narrow design. The valves were botton spung and deco type design details popular in the 1930s. The Martin...

Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, rutgers student, musical string
rutgers student, musical string, lafayette paris: I don t know if this will help or not, but The Bruno Company was established in New York in 1834 In 1868, the Company used C. Bruno and Son as its name. After the turn of the 20th Century, the company began using trade names including: Lafayette, Paris;...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question., richards music, martin blessing
richards music, martin blessing, dizzy gillespie: Your cornet dates to 1961. Richards Music Corporation was formed when Paul Richards, bought out Martin, Blessing and Reynolds. Horns from this period are marked RMC for Roundtable of Musical Craftsmen , not Richards Music Corporation. Dizzy Gillespie...

Antique Musical Instruments: tuba, martin band instrument company, wurlitzer company
martin band instrument company, wurlitzer company, band instrument: Your horn dates to 1954. Martin Band Instrument Company was established in Chicago before 1891. In 1906 the company was reestablished in Elkhart, Indiana. It was later sold to the Wurlitzer Company and then purchased by Leblanc and moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Sousaphone, sousaphone, band thanks
sousaphone, band thanks, valve assembly: That s gonna be tough. Are the valves missing? If they are still around, then they might be repairable. But, otherwise, it is probably going to require custom made replacements. And, that would probably exceed the value of the instrument. One other...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Clarinet, flat clarinet, intermediate model
flat clarinet, intermediate model, clev: Hello and thanks for writing! American Standard was produced by the H.N. White company. Here s a link to read some more: http://www.hnwhite.com/Clarinets.htm As for the clarinet itself, it s most likely a student-intermediate model made around the 1950s....

Antique Musical Instruments: American Triumph Art musical Trumpet, pedler, buescher
pedler, buescher, tuning slide: Yep, it is all very confusing. 1894 - After working for Conn-Dupont, Buescher left to start his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. 1904 - Buescher changed the name to Buescher Band Instrument Co. 1916 - Buescher sold...

Antique Musical Instruments: Auto Harp, Autoharp
Autoharp: Hi Linda: You can learn more than you bargained for at this site: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/autoharp.html They do mention International: International Musical Corporation, Hoboken, NJ, c. 1930; the beginning of the Oscar Schmidt era; Schmidt built...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique Clarinet, pitch change, stade germany
pitch change, stade germany, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Do you have any photos of your clarinet? If so, please email any photos to me at: info@foreverwoodwinds.com . How many keys...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique napolitan mandolin, Raffaele Calace mandolin
Raffaele Calace mandolin: Hi Silvia: Raffaele Calace was a composer, virtuoso player and instrument maker. His mandolins are among the best of the Naples-made Italian mandolins. The company is still building mandolins in Naples under the direction of Calace s grandson. Their web...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet, buescher true tone, c trumpet
buescher true tone, c trumpet, low pitch: Have you tried this horn with a tuner to see what pitch it is playing in? A C trumpet is higher than a Bb trumpet, so it would be the shortest. You shouldn t have to add tubing to get it to C. Usually mouthpiece extensions or bits are for cornets not trumpets...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher sousaphone, sousaphone, serial number
sousaphone, serial number, evaluations: As stated in the introduction, I don t do evaluations on this site. Nor can I tell you where to get one fixed in Australia. But, I can tell you that the Oct 07 date is a patent date for their bell construction, though I believe if you look closely, it is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher trombone, screw mechanism, silverplating
screw mechanism, silverplating, gold wash: Your horn dates to 1926. If your horn is a silverplated horn, there shouldn t be any varnish on it, unless someone put some on it aftermarket. If it is just tarnish you are removing from the silverplating, that should not be a problem. If it, in fact, has...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, Temlett banjo, zither banjo
Temlett banjo, zither banjo: Hi Steve: I answered a question about another old banjo by this maker some time ago. You can read my answer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/8/old-banjo-2.htm Sorry I can t be of more help than I was to the other...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), instrument category, sure what kind
instrument category, sure what kind, trying your luck: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the standard...

Antique Musical Instruments: A.C. Fairbanks Co. Makers, Boston Mass., A.C. Fairbanks mandolin
A.C. Fairbanks mandolin: Hi Keith: There were quite a few makers of bowlback mandolins at the tunr of the last century. Fairbanks was a quality Boston maker who later merged with Vega. Some of their banjos are quite prized. In the US, however, these days, bowlback mandolins...

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmelo guitar, Catania Carmelo, guitar
Catania Carmelo, guitar, Sicily: Catania Carmelo was one of the larger fretted instrument makers in the Sicilian town of Catania. Catania itself was a large area for instrument making and I believe that it still is even today. There is a wonderful site with off-the-beaten track guitars...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn C200 Guitar, Conn C200 classical guitar
Conn C200 classical guitar: Hi Diana: I don t really know that specific model but Conn was a large band instrument manufacturer in Elkhart, Indiana. They imported some guitars during the period from about 1968-78. They were pretty much mid-quality classical and acoustic steel strings....

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Director Clarinet, conn company, ebay
conn company, ebay, question thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. The Conn company was very well-known for producing interesting unibody flutes, superb saxophones and fantastic metal & wooden...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet - Paris, braude, clarinets
braude, clarinets, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! The Romain Braude company was a stencil brand and not much information about the company is known. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another stamps it with their name, logo, etc. Romain Braude...

Antique Musical Instruments: couesnon &cie paris, antique musical instruments, couesnon
antique musical instruments, couesnon, brass instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I am no longer providing instrument pertaining to brass instruments as I do not know much about them to begin with. If I may, I d like to suggest that you contact the following expert at this link:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone Banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi John: I will admit, first, that I never played any Epiphone banjos. And, search tho I might, and look thru all my books and catalogs, I cannot find any specs about the tone rings. This was near the bottom of the line for Epiphone banjos, so it is possible...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone Banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi Dave: Plectrum is a longer scale length than tenors. Yours is a long scale tenor (19 frets). The plectrum version in this picture has 22 frets and probably a scale of about 26 or 27 inches. http://sylvanmusic.com/preview.php?display=1138_img1.jpg ...

Antique Musical Instruments: electric guitar, instrument category, trying your luck
instrument category, trying your luck, string instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Father's antique trumpet, vintage instruments, dance bands
vintage instruments, dance bands, horns: OK, let me separate your question into two parts. The horn is resell-able, but it is not worth refurbishing. By that I mean that you probably won t appreciate the value of the horn by refurbishing it. In other words, the cost of repairs will be more than...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), string banjo, long island ny
Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), string banjo, long island ny, long island

Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, string banjo, length of time
Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, string banjo, length of time, strand

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, mike corrigan, monetary value
Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, mike corrigan, monetary value

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, beginning band, alto saxophone
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, beginning band, alto saxophone, engraving

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, drum head, drum kit
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, drum head, drum kit, lugs

Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, calypsonians, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, calypsonians, ebay, accoustic instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, alto saxophone
Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, alto saxophone

Antique Musical Instruments: Gigson Les Paul Recorder guitat., gibson les paul, paul recorder
gibson les paul, paul recorder, gigson: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the...

Antique Musical Instruments: H. Bettoney silver clarinet A 4175 N, boston usa, sterling silver
boston usa, sterling silver, mouthpiece: Hello, thanks for writing and I apologize for the delay in my response. Does the bell (flared part on the bottom) unscrew? Does the clarinet come apart into 4, 3 or 2 pieces (not including mouthpiece, etc.)? eBay is always an ideal place to list things as...

Antique Musical Instruments: H A Weymann, Weymann concert zither
Weymann concert zither: HI John: It is a concert zither. You generally play with finger picks and play the melody on the fretboard and use the unfretted strings for bass and chordal accompaniment. They are color-coded so you can find the correct one when you need it. If you are...

Antique Musical Instruments: HOPF ORIGINAL, mother of pearl inlay, sized violins
mother of pearl inlay, sized violins, hopf violin: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. No photos loaded in here but if you d like, feel free to email me photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Your violin is 4/4 (a.k.a....

Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, John E. Dallas banjo
John E. Dallas banjo: Hi Doug: I don t come acorss too many of his instruments sicne I am in the US. You might have come across this site on banjo-ukes that Dallas made. There is some biographical info there. http://freespace.virgin.net/dennis.taylor/Page_26_dallas_banjo_ukulele.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, quality maker, brua
quality maker, brua, mouth piece: Brua Keefer of Williamsport, was the quality successor to quality maker Henry Distin. It dates to 1919. You would probably be more impressed with a Keefer baritone. Their horns were all top notch, but the nature of trombones have changed more dramatically...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kimball Upright Piano, kimball upright piano, instrument experts
kimball upright piano, instrument experts, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I don t know much at all about pianos but suggest checking eBay or contacting other fellow antique musical instrument experts from allexperts as maybe one of them can help! Good luck on your search!...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Tempo Oboe, king tempo, selmer bundy
king tempo, selmer bundy, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing. King was one of those companies that was well-known for producing great saxophones and metal clarinets but aside from that they were questionable. Your oboe appears to be identical to a Selmer Bundy (I think King flutes were also...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, selmer, tradename
selmer, tradename, lyons: I believe that Monarch was simply a tradename for the Lyons Company. I believe that the Lyons company was aimed at the student market. Lyons imported some of their products from the Czech Republic and some were reportedly Conn stencils. The company was...

Antique Musical Instruments: A lecomte & co.instrument just sold on ebay, french horn section, piston valves
french horn section, piston valves, antique musical instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I am no longer providing instrument pertaining to brass instruments as I do not know much about them to begin with. If I may, I d like to suggest that you contact the following expert at this link:...

Antique Musical Instruments: ly0n & healy trombone, lyon and healy, healy company
lyon and healy, healy company, serial number list: The Lyon and Healy company was victim of several fires, so there are no records to base any kind of serial number list upon. Additionally, it appears that they may have had more than one method of numbering instruments, so they may not be something that could...

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon & healy trombone, gold wash, gold plate
gold wash, gold plate, chicago usa: L&H would put gold highlights and gold wash on bells, but at least according to my 1894 catalog they didn t offer any fully gold plated instruments. They brought out their flagship the Own Make model in 1896, and it would seem that if they had any goldplated...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, American Conservatory bowlback mandolin
American Conservatory bowlback mandolin: Hi David: The headstock is exactly the same shape as is the pickguard and the inlay on the pickguard. In the catalog, the outer purfling looks a little wider and there is a butterfly inlay on the headstock instead of a star. Often catalog illustrations...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin and Banjo Mandolin, Gibson J-200
Gibson J-200: Hi Chris: I can t help you on the mandolin. I would hazard a guess that it is from Catania, Sicily -- one of the main centers of instrument making. Gibson J-200s are very desirable guitars. My VG Price Guide 2008 (new one is out soon, so this may even...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, Weymann, mandolin-banjo
Weymann, mandolin-banjo: Hi Jon: I have a Weymann mandolin banjo, one of the ones with a very small 7 head. I believe they would have been produced in the teens and twenties of the last century. If you are asking if the Weymann Company (made in Philadelphia) is still in existence,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal clarinet, clarinet, hoosier
clarinet, hoosier, 1920s: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Your metal clarinet was produced sometime between the 1920s-1930s and they re usually worth about $50-150+ depending on overall...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal / Steele Clarinet (Mom's Clarinet), marsh usa, beginner model
marsh usa, beginner model, great shape: Hello, sorry for the delay in my response! If you choose to play the clarinet (or know of someone who would put it to good use) I d suggest having it worked on/repadded and made playable to enjoy it as your mother once did. Personally I always think that musical...

Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, marimbula
marimbula: This looks like a tourist bass thumb piano. I know you don t want o sell so I would say the value was about what you paid for it. I would wager that it is more of a collectible than a musical instrument, something to decorate your rec room in the 1950s...

Antique Musical Instruments: Needs some info on my violin, Stradivarius labelled violin
Stradivarius labelled violin: Hi Tracy: As you mentioned it is likely a copy of a Stradivari violin. Please read the following for some perspective: http://www.afvbm.com/strad.htm Thanks for the photos. From what I see there is also a bass bar side top crack repair. Most likely the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Steel Guitar, MSA sidekick pedal steel guitar
MSA sidekick pedal steel guitar: Hi Daniel: I am no expert on these but you can learn a lot just from this thread on steel guitar forum: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/24552-hey-pedal-steelers-whats-your-take.html Here are a few more links: http://www.b0b.com/...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, instrument category, trying your luck
instrument category, trying your luck, musical instrument: Hello and thanks for writing. I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about pianos. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the standard musical instrument category - maybe...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, silver flute, maure
silver flute, maure, serialnumber: ARGH! Apparently there isn t anything in the Langwill Index book referring to your flute, unfortunately. Fortunately, however, this link seemed to be the most helpful which linked the manufacturer to being Martin, etc. Link: http://test.woodwind.org/oboe/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=3193&t=3193...

Antique Musical Instruments: pedler wooden clarinet, serial records, clarinet
serial records, clarinet, 1950s: Hello, I d suggest around the same time frame for the time of your clarinet s date of manufacture. I believe Pedler was more common around the 1950s-1960s and they produced clarinets of ebonite, ebonite w/ metal inner sleeve, wood and metal. Hope that helps!...

Antique Musical Instruments: sale, haynes flute, antique musical instruments
haynes flute, antique musical instruments, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! The headjoint thing is referring to the piece that s round that connects to the metal tubing of the headjoint (hard to explain). As for selling the flutes, etc. I d recommend listing them all on eBay. I sell things for other people...

Antique Musical Instruments: Another Regent by the Ohio Band Co., mid 1940s, reynolds reynolds
mid 1940s, reynolds reynolds, band instrument: Information we have on Ohio Band Instrument Company wasthat it came into existance in the early 30 s, based in Cleveland. It was headed by F. A. Reynolds. Reynolds formed his own company in 1936. It appears that the company lasted until the mid 1940s...

Antique Musical Instruments: superb mayfair banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi Cindy: House of Stathopoulo was the original name for the Epiphone Company, Stathopoulo being the surname of the founder. It sounds like your may be an older version of the Mayfair banjo or a transitional one. According to my Epiphone book, the Mayfair...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone, philadelphia print shop, pepper company
philadelphia print shop, pepper company, turn of the century: The Pepper company started as a Philadelphia print shop in 1845. Your horn comes from around the turn of the century. Pepper both made instruments and also imported them, until 1910 when he quit manufacture and simply imported. The company went bankrupt...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Mandolin, Vega, mandolin
Vega, mandolin: Hi Scott: I believe this may be from around 1918 -- at least that seems to correspond to the serial number list I have. Hard to make any determination without at least seeing some pics. Vegas are generally nice instruments with great sound. Some of...

Antique Musical Instruments: I just got a vintage mandolin..., American Conservatory bowlback mandolin
American Conservatory bowlback mandolin: Hi David: You posted a picture of two rather cheerful looking people in what looks like a doctor s office, but no mandolin. I will email you for more pics and then answer. Jim =========== HI David: Thanks for the photos of your mandolin. I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: viola price, student viola, Gibson viola
student viola, Gibson viola: Hi Tony: Gibson made string instruments for a short time in the 1940s. This was during World War II when German imports were curtailed. I have a Gibson violin from that period and it is a decent instrument but I only paid about $200 for it quite a few...

Antique Musical Instruments: Zimmerman Mandolin 1812, Zimmerman mandolin
Zimmerman mandolin: Hi Roman: First of all, where did you find the date on this mandolin. Are you sure that it is 1812? There was a German comapny called Zimmermann but they were established later. There is a thread with info on Julius Zimmermann company of Markneukirchen,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 16 string ?, 16 string mandola
16 string mandola: Hi Robert: Everything is worth something to some person somewhere. :-) There are some collectors of oddball instruments who would be interested in this instrument. IMHO I would say it is made by an amateur woodworker who had some skills. OTOH he didn t...

Antique Musical Instruments: 5 string banjo, Windsor Popular banjo
Windsor Popular banjo: Hi Geoff: Lots of info here: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit4.htm and here: http://www.zither-banjo.org/pages/windsornew.htm I am no expert on British banjos so will bow to the experts on those sites. You can probably write directly to them...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique trumpet, silver trumpet, pawn shop
silver trumpet, pawn shop, bachman: The few references I find to the name that sounds, Bachman; were all spelled with a double n . York, Vega and Kenny all had patents issued in July of 1910. So, they would possibly be the place to start to see if their instruments, look similar. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buffet Bb Clarinet, chicago symphony orchestra, buffet clarinet
chicago symphony orchestra, buffet clarinet, kaspar: Hello and thanks for writing! Please provide either photos of the clarinet or additional information regarding whether it s plastic, wooden, metal, etc. If you are able to provide photos, please send to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Your measurement just refers...

Antique Musical Instruments: bowel back mandolin, bowlback mandolin, celluloid pickguard
bowlback mandolin, celluloid pickguard: Hi Dave: I have a picture of a very similar mandolin in my files but that too is unidentified. The bowlbacks made by the Samuel Osborn Company of Chicago have a very similarly-shaped pickguard, but are not celluloid and the inlay in the pg is different as...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, Bruno 12 string mandolin
Bruno 12 string mandolin: Hi Marianne: C. Bruno was a rather large NY musical instrument distributor from later 1800s into at least the mid-20th century. As far as I know, they did not make their own instruments but had other manufacturers make them. I would say that the mandolin...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, school musician, carl fischer
school musician, carl fischer, antique musical instruments: Hello again and your welcome! Yes, the value would go up if your clarinet were playable. I d be willing to overhaul your clarinet for you if you d like to email me for a quote. My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Thanks and Happy Holidays! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer instrument, carl fischer, available records
carl fischer, available records, euphonium: Carl Fischer has a long history as a dealer in instruments, and obtained them from a variety of sources. Late in their instrument dealing career (1940-1970s), they bought the York company and manufactured their own. There are no available records of their...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, clarinet, top of my head
clarinet, top of my head, 1950s: Hello and thanks for writing! Any idea whether your clarinet is plastic, ebonite (brownish-black) or wooden? Off the top of my head I d say your clarinet was made around the 1950s but photos may be able to help me date it. If you re able to take a few photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone 4-string banjo, Epiphone Recording Deluxe banjo
Epiphone Recording Deluxe banjo: Hi Fritzi: I doubt that any insurance company would take whatever I say as a basis for insuring your instrument. Most require a written appraisal. Most vintage dealer can supply you with an appraisal. Bernunzio mentioned above is one. Gruhn.com will do...

Antique Musical Instruments: FENDER 4 STRING ELEC MANDOLIN, Fender electric mandolin
Fender electric mandolin: Hi Alan: Definitely a cool instrument. Approximate value is $3000-4000. Strings: Fender makes a set of nickel-wound steel strings: http://www.juststrings.com/fnd-2250.html Or you could try D Addarios: http://www.juststrings.com/dad-js74.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holtn/Rudy Wiedoeft Model, eb, brass instruments
eb, brass instruments, holton: I should remind Roberta that as it states in the introduction, that I am here to respond to questions about brass instruments, which a saxophone is not, also in the introduction I stated that I don t do evaluations. And, lastly, she simply asked for feedback...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, late 1800s, early 1900s
Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, late 1800s, early 1900s, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, ludwig, trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, ludwig, trumpet, dad

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, intonation, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, intonation, mandolin, 1918

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, mandelin, martucci
Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, mandelin, martucci, severini

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, sparta ohio, slack
Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, sparta ohio, slack

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, set pieces, mouthpiece
Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, set pieces, mouthpiece, confusion

Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, scandalli, wood model
Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, scandalli, wood model, admirer

Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, tiny key, thrift shop
Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, tiny key, thrift shop

Antique Musical Instruments: How do I find the age and value of an old clarinet, bundy clarinet, serial number
bundy clarinet, serial number, cork: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your clarinet plastic or wooden? The serial number should be on the bottom of the largest pieces by where the cork is. Please get me additional information so I can provide more accurate information. Please email any photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: flute, marque de fabrique, reddish hues
marque de fabrique, reddish hues, african blackwood: Aha! I just noticed the picture there! Your flute appears to be ebony with either an ebony or rosewood headjoint. Ebony/African Blackwood/Grenadilla wood and Rosewood, I ve heard, come from the same tree and that explains the reddish hues in some ebony, etc....

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson 1916 Harp Guitar, Gibson style U harpguitar
Gibson style U harpguitar: Hi Cheryl: Book value of these harp guitars in excellent condition is somewhere around $6,500-7,500. Yours is a model U harp guitar. These were not the most common of Gibson guitars and were quite expensive at the time. Lots of info on Gibson and harpguitars...

Antique Musical Instruments: Haynes D flat picc, overhaul shop, scale response
overhaul shop, scale response, information thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I may be able to recommend a good shop for you depending on your location and your ideal price range for a full overhaul, etc. It may be easier for you to contact me directly at info@foreverwoodwinds.com for additional information....

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Hileron Cornet, gorham co, late 1800s
gorham co, late 1800s, early 1900s: There is no documentation on a company by this name, so it seems likely that it is a tradename rather than an actual manufacturer. There was a company in Worchester, Mass. named, Gorham & Co. that sold them. By the style of their horns, they were made in...

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes and son clarinet, flat clarinet, boehm system
flat clarinet, boehm system, finger key: Hello and thanks for writing! It sounds like a full-Boehm system clarinet with articulated G#. I haven t seen many clarinets with this setup however I believe they were referred to as professional instruments. Unfortunately I don t know anything more about...

Antique Musical Instruments: JTL euphonium, pere pere, frere aine
pere pere, frere aine, paris new york: The Thibouville family businesses started in Paris in 1860 s producing all wind and string instruments. The Thibouville family included Martin, Eugene Adrien Camille, Jerome, Andre, and Louis. And associations including: freres , frere , frere aine ,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer trombone, tenor trombone, williamsport pa
tenor trombone, williamsport pa, quality instruments: The Keefer company formed in 1909 made excellent quality instruments until the early 1940s. After that there were some instruments with the Keefer name but they were stencils of lessor quality. Brua Keefer bought out the Distin company and built the Keefer...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, model name, trombones
model name, trombones, ludwig: Ludwig marketed bugles for a while, and they also sold a number of instruments (trumpets, cornets, trombones, mellophones, sousaphones, etc. For a while, during the depression Ludwig was owned by Conn. The St. Louis is confusing though. I suppose St....

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, Lyon & Healy bowlback mandolin
Lyon & Healy bowlback mandolin: Hi Marcia: Yours is a simple but sturdy bowlback. Lyon & Healy was one of the largest music manufacturers in the US at the time. Their upper-edn line was the Washburn instruments. Yours was probably a decent midrange instrument. Just a rough guess on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Mandolin Model C No. 602, Lyon & Healy Style C mandolin
Lyon & Healy Style C mandolin: Hi Patricia: The carved series (model A, B, and C) were generally made by Lyon & Healy from 1918-1925 or so. Around 1925 the C was also called the Aristocrat but had a different headstock. I think from the serial number, yours may be an earlier one. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mizmar Instrument, historical information, origins
historical information, origins, wikipedia: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I d never heard of a mizmar prior to your question. This is about the best I could find on information pertaining to the instrument: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizmar_(instrument) I d suggest trying to find...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, Luigi Ricca mandolin
Luigi Ricca mandolin: Hi Agnes: You are indeed in luck!! I am a world-renowned expert on this very maker. :-) Seriously, tho, I have had an interest in Luigi Ricca, an Italian manufacturer in New York City. In fact I have some scans online of an original catalog showing the...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, E. D. Son mandolin
E. D. Son mandolin: Hi James: Interesting... I found a reference on mugwumps.com to a banjo tailpiece designed by Eleanor D. Son of Utica, New York in 1894. After checking thru Google I found the patents for 3 tailpieces: 1894: http://www.google.com/patents?id=YudhAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&dq=Eleanor+D.+Son#PPA1,M1...

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, vintage instruments, eb
vintage instruments, eb, cornets: I m not sure what your question is about shanks. The shank is the part of the mouthpiece that fits into the instrument. Over the years there have been many different sizes of fit. Currently, they have been reduced to what amounts to French horn shank,...

Antique Musical Instruments: "New York" guitar, robert ashton, york guitar
robert ashton, york guitar, struments: Hi Bob: This is a tough question. I have found some indication of a New York brandname used by the Bruno Company of (you guessed it!) New York City. On the other hand, I also found an 1886 patent by Robert Ashton Macready (also of New York) for a tailpiece...

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Clarinet #2024, information on the clarinet, noblet clarinet
information on the clarinet, noblet clarinet, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your clarinet metal or black (wood/plastic/ebonite)? Can you provide photos of the clarinet? I have additional information on the clarinet for you but will need more information from you to provide accurate information. Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: Very Old Conn Coronet, bach mouthpiece, old trumpet
bach mouthpiece, old trumpet, tuning slides: It goes back to 1914 back before the time that Conn assigned model numbers to his instruments. And, it was obviously designed to play in several keys. Bb and A most likely. And possibly high/low pitch and possibly C as well. Sometimes those tuning slides...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Italian Guitar, Giuseppe Quaglia guitar
Giuseppe Quaglia guitar: Hi Hugh: Thanks for the additional photos. Those help. I have a few, rather nice looking photos of some bowlback mandolins with labels from Giuseppe Quaglia. You may be right that he just sold them tho he does say on the guitar label (and one mandolin label...

Antique Musical Instruments: How old is my clarinet and how much would it cost?, couesnon, clarinet
couesnon, clarinet, thanks a bunch: Hello and thanks for writing! Do you by chance have photos (or can you get photos) of the clarinet? If so, please send them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Is the clarinet metal or wooden? If you re unable to get photos to me of the clarinet, can you...

Antique Musical Instruments: counter weight, old conn, question thanks
old conn, question thanks, quick reply: The counter weights - in addition to those that were sold with the horn - were also an after market item. So, I don t think that it provides much in the way of a clue. If you want to send pictures to me at Kenton@punxypa.com, possibly I can see other clues....

Antique Musical Instruments: The Pedler Clarinet, clarinet player, style bands
clarinet player, style bands, jewish name: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Your clarinet is what s referred to as the albert system of key configuration. This particular key configuration is favored...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano value, ivory keys, piano value
ivory keys, piano value, thanks in advance: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize but I do not know anything about pianos. I suggest contacting some of the folks here as they seem like they d know a little bit about them: http://www.allexperts.com/el/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/ Thanks for writing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Bernette Clarinet, bernette, ok condition
bernette, ok condition, quality instrument: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Would it be possible for you to get photos to me as soon as you can? I ll look up the manufacturer in my book and see if I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pitt Brand Professional metal clarinet, stencil sheet, clarinet
stencil sheet, clarinet, email: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. I believe that the Pitt brand clarinet was a stencil brand. Stencil is referred to when one company makes something and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Revere Stradolin trombone, pawlo humeniuk, ukrainian immigrant
pawlo humeniuk, ukrainian immigrant, elkhart indiana: I have no definitive information on the Stradolin instruments, but my suspicion is that they were sold by the Humeniuk Bros of New York City. Pawlo Humeniuk was a Ukrainian immigrant who built musical instruments in New York, primarily violins. The...

Antique Musical Instruments: Reynolds Flute, reynolds co, elkhart indiana
reynolds co, elkhart indiana, mfd: Hello and thanks for writing! Would it be possible for you to get a photo of the flute to me via email? If so, please send photo(s) to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Many of the old Reynolds flutes were manufactured by the Gemeinhardt company in Elkhart, Indiana....

Antique Musical Instruments: Rudall Carte Clarinet, nickel silver keys, boosey and hawkes
nickel silver keys, boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes: Hello again & your quite welcome! I believe most Made for Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. instrument WERE actually manufactured by the Boosey & Hawkes company however I ll double-check that for you later on today to be certain. From the test you mentioned doing,...

Antique Musical Instruments: radio harp, Radio harp
Radio harp: Hi Pat: The company sort of exists under the auspices of the Oscar Schmidt Company. I say sort of, since most of their instruments these days are imported and art mostly mandolins, guitars, ukuleles and autoharps. You can read about Radio harps on this...

Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, ebay search, google search
ebay search, google search, scandalli accordion: Hello and thanks for writing! That s ONE interesting accordion! Neat! I just did a google search and found the email address to email the company directly : scandalli@scandalli-soprani.it . While doing a quick eBay search it shows that Scandalli accordions...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stella Mandolin, Stella mandolin
Stella mandolin: Hi Joe: Stella was originally a brand of the Oscar Schmidt Company of New Jersey. They made bowlbacks and flatbacks with that name. The name was purchased by the Harmony company around 1939 and they made instruments into the 1950s and 60s with that brand....

Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, metal protector, student flute
metal protector, student flute, silent auction: Hello and thanks for writing! Is there any other writing on the flute such as USA or a location of manufacture? I believe Supertone was a stencil brand (where someone made it and someone else stamps it) but don t recall off the top of my head who made it....

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone, antique expert, brass instruments
antique expert, brass instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Unfortunately I know nothing about brass instruments and I recommend you contact another antique expert on here to find information...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, professional instrument, beginning band
professional instrument, beginning band, instrument company: In a word, yes. I m assuming that it is in relatively good condition, and refurbishing it is going to require seriously reconstructing. One factor that may be a consideration is whether it plays at modern pitch. It is likely that it may be already or...

Antique Musical Instruments: tuba, different shapes, perfect shape
different shapes, perfect shape, york case: The horn dates to the late 1920s. The value of the horn would depend on a number of things. Being in excellent condition and having a case enhance its value. Many of the York tubas are well respected. However, it would also depend on what size this tuba...

Antique Musical Instruments: Value Of Player Piano, player piano, piano
player piano, piano: Hi Randy, Could you try to find the serial number of the piano - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. Also, without seeing any photos of the piano or knowing the condition, it is hard to tell. If the player piano still works it may...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage clarinet, long silver, student model
long silver, student model, anythign: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you take a few photos of the clarinet and mouthpiece to send to me? If so, please send to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I m willing to bet that the clarinet is a student model manufactured by the Bettoney company as they re...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wheelock piano, jason robison, wheelock
jason robison, wheelock, onesti: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I am not knowledgeable on pianos. I suggest pasting your question to one of the experts at the following links: http://allexperts.com/ep/650-105967/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/Jason-Robison.htm http://allexperts.com/ep/650-103428/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/Ralph-Onesti.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: worth of Orpheum No 1 banjo, Orpheum banjo
Orpheum banjo: Hi Sherry: Orpheum banjos were made by Rettburg and Lange. Later on Lange went on to make Paramount banjos. Some of the value depends on whether it is an original 5-string or a 4-string (tenor of plectrum). I hesitate to give you a value because I know...

Antique Musical Instruments: York Cornet, model cornet, school band directors
model cornet, school band directors, low pitch: Hi Jay, Some of my best friends are percussionist middle school band directors. . . well my son-in-law is anyway! I would say that this is a horn of interest, and is worth restoring. I would make sure that your repairman understands that this is a restoration...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Flute, sterling silver rings, 10th hussars
sterling silver rings, 10th hussars, ludgate hill: Hello and thanks for writing! I assume that the overall length of the flute fully-assembled is around 28 long. Here s some information pertaining to your flute s manufacturer courtesy of the Langwill Index: Rafael Dressler - 1784-1835 : Woodwind Instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Flute, buescher, time mark
buescher, time mark, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing! I know that the True Tone saxophones and clarinets are supposed to be pretty good but I m not sure about the quality of their flutes. Could you email me some photos of the flute to info@foreverwoodwinds.com ? Photos would help...

Antique Musical Instruments: Appraisal VEGA Professional 4 string, VEGA Professional Tenor banjo
VEGA Professional Tenor banjo: Hi Art: I could not really give you a fair value for this. I saw one on craigslist recently for $900. Elderly Instruments had one that was priced at $1495: http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/80U-2126.htm This site had one for $1100: http://www.authenticguitars.com/Sales/1929VegaTenorBanjo/1929VegaTenorBanjo.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet, noblet paris, ebay search
noblet paris, ebay search, model condition: Hello and thanks for writing! The model of your clarinet (based on your info) is a Normandy made by Noblet. As far as I know the Normandy model is the student line by Noblet (ex. Normandy Resotone, etc.). According to a quick eBay search, your clarinet s worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique ukulele/ukelele, Ka-Lae ukuleles
Ka-Lae ukuleles: Hi Teri: A quick search came up with this from the Kamaka Ukulele site: From 1940 to 1946, Johnny Lai was given permission by Sam Kamaka Sr. to use the Kamaka factory on evenings and weekends when business was closed. Lai used the name Ka-Lai on the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bb Clarinet, french craftsmen, country affiliation
french craftsmen, country affiliation, selmer bundy: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately the Century brand is a Chinese-made instrument and I wouldn t trust it in the durability department whatsoever! Many instrument repair shops wouldn t work on such an instrument as the replacement parts are hard to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston Trumpet, t effect, mickley
t effect, mickley, quality instruments: Dave, What was reported on Horn-u-copia was that the seller of the horn pictured believed that it was a Frank stencil. However, IF the Boston serial number lists are accurate regarding your horn it would date to 1887, which would be too early for Frank...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bradbury Mandolin - a Vega?, Bradbury mandolin, Vega cylinderback mandolin
Bradbury mandolin, Vega cylinderback mandolin: Hi Jim: Does your mandolin have what is called a cylinder back -- sort of cylindrical bulge down the center of the back? It definitely resembles a Vega cylinder back mandolin style 202, assuming the back is mahogany. I have seen pictures of another Bradbury...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, intonation problems, buescher
intonation problems, buescher, cruise ships: Brady, I don t usually answer questions on saxes, but I will tell you a bit about your sax. Your horn dates to 1914. Many consider the Buescher saxes from the late 1920 s to the 1950s to be among the best saxes ever made. Most early saxes had intonation...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Buescher Grand Model L Slide Trombone, two crooks, low pitch
two crooks, low pitch, grand model: By the serial number your horn was made in 1914. The friction fit connection between the bell and slide and the lack of a slide lock was normal at that time. I have a 1932 Olds that still didn t have them. The two crooks are for the two different pitch...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno Mandolin, Bruno mandolin
Bruno mandolin: Hi Paul: Most of these bowlbacks were made between 1890s and 1920s. By the 1920s the bowlback was nowhere near as popular as the Gibson style mandolin and the mandolin was not as popular as the banjo, followed by the guitar. Bruno was in business in New...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer 6 key piccolo, carl fischer, grenadilla
carl fischer, grenadilla, history thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I suppose this is the piccolo that was recently on eBay, eh? Either way I have the following information for you. Carl Fischer was importing musical instruments from all over the place around the turn of the century (1900s-ish)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, school musician, carl fischer
school musician, carl fischer, antique musical instruments: Hello and thanks! The photo finally showed up this time! Your clarinet is an Albert system, most likely manufactured around the early 1900s. As for the value of the clarinet, I d suggest it to be worth about $150-300. There are a few different variations of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Chauncey Piano, chauncey, serial number
chauncey, serial number, photos: Hi Becky, thank you for expressing an interest into our company. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the piano - contact@lindebladpiano.com. Also, if you send the serial number - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html, I ll...

Antique Musical Instruments: CLARINET, student model, clarinet
student model, clarinet, ish: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide photos of the clarinet? I have reason to believe that someone else made it and it was just stamped Belmont . If you can provide photos I should be able to help more but it s most likely a student model, made around...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, different company, france paris
different company, france paris, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet was NOT actually made by a Martineaux company however stamped with the Martineaux logo/stamp. It s most likely made in France (Paris) by a different company however it s difficult to determine who made the clarinet...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. Olds & Son Ambassador B flat Clarinet, flat clarinet, olds ambassador
flat clarinet, olds ambassador, mouth piece: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately your description of the clarinet has left me puzzled. Photos would be important for me to provide more accurate information to you. Please email any photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I will be out of town from...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, les brown, granddad
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, les brown, granddad, 1920s

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, jim mcgreevy, harry duncan
Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, jim mcgreevy, harry duncan, style c

Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, 8s, ross
Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, 8s, ross

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, jim garber, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, jim garber, ebay, udvar

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, troup county ga, cotton eyed joe
Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, troup county ga, cotton eyed joe, ebay

Antique Musical Instruments: German Banjo, German banjo, DRGM
German banjo, DRGM: Hi Kerry: DRGM is not a brand name but the initials for Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster (German Reich Registered Design) which, I believe, is a sort of German design copyright. The closest I could find about year of manufacture would be 1937-1945 but i would...

Antique Musical Instruments: J W Pepper e-flat clarinet, flat clarinet, rough shape
flat clarinet, rough shape, brooks alberta: Hello and thanks for writing! I can help you more if you are able to provide photos of the clarinet. If photos are available, please send them to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . JW Pepper was an importer so the only way to be certain on who made the clarinet at...

Antique Musical Instruments: J W. York and sons, approximate age, cornet
approximate age, cornet, company history: 1. You can determine its approximate age by using this chart: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Yorklist.html 2. You can get company history at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1153104860 3. As stated in the introduction, I don t...

Antique Musical Instruments: L & H bowlback, Lyon & Healy mandolin
Lyon & Healy mandolin: Send some more pics to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com I am having some computer problems so please be patient. Thanks Jim ----------- After receiving your pics...I have a 1913 L&H catalog with this mandolin in it. It is either a style 502 (mahogany...

Antique Musical Instruments: Louis B Malecki, business histories, instrument makers
business histories, instrument makers, google: Paradox was apparently his model name. Both of those references were based on the same horn. NLI is a venerable text on information on instrument makers - The New Langwill Index, which has most makers and dealers listed, but Malecki is not in the list. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Fiddle, Martin violin
Martin violin: Hi Margaret: Any more info as to the full maker s name. I could 27 Martin s in my violin maker s dictionary. The one I see a lot is E. Martin. Most of the ones I have seen have been german factory fiddles. Is there a label on this violin? Ji...

Antique Musical Instruments: mellophone, martin band instrument company, valve casing
martin band instrument company, valve casing, wurlitzer company: Check the middle of the 2nd valve casing, that would be the most likely place for the serial number. Then if you find it, use this chart to establish its age: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/martinlist.html The Martin Band Instrument Company was established...

Antique Musical Instruments: NH White Clarinet, boehm system, corks
boehm system, corks, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is brass plated in silver and is most definitely Boehm system. Your clarinet s worth roughly between $75-150 depending on overall condition, etc. and the serial number signifies when the clarinet was produced which...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old harmonica, windex, hohner
windex, hohner, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! If I were you I d just leave the patina on it and not try to polish it or anything just in case. Some antiques lose a lot of value by being polished, restored, etc. so I d say it s best to leave it alone. When my father gave me...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old trombone, outer sections, mouthpieces
outer sections, mouthpieces, trombone: Well, there are two factors there; Trombone slides although simple in concept have a lot of things that can be wrong with them. The tubes might not be completely smooth on their contact surfaces, they might not be parallel and exactly aligned between...

Antique Musical Instruments: old acoustic guitar, Cowboy guitar, Geib case
Cowboy guitar, Geib case: Hi Robert: There were countless guitars like this made over the years. Valuable? They were cheaply made, more as toys and conversation pieces. Collectible? Yes. Take a look here... a whole book devoted to the subject: http://www.elderly.com/books/items/49-1303.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, Lyon & Healy style C mandolin
Lyon & Healy style C mandolin: Hi Aladin: Lyon & Healy carved mandolins were introduced around 1917 and were numbered in sequence until 1925. Unfortunately there not an accurate serial number list that I know of for L&H instruments. One thing you can do is to measure the scale length....

Antique Musical Instruments: old tuba, old geezer, eb
old geezer, eb, rotary valve: From what you have said, it does sound like it could very well be a 4 rotary valve Eb tuba. And, yes, you would really have to pull slides way out to get an Eb tuba with the 4th valve locked down to play in tune, in fact, I doubt there is enough tubing there...

Antique Musical Instruments: origin and rarity of trombone, exposition universelle paris, antoine courtois
exposition universelle paris, antoine courtois, conservatoire national: It is a Courtois trombone sold by a dealer Chappell. It obviously isn t any older than 1878. Courtois had dealers around the world that sold his instruments. In the U.S., Howard Foote was a dealer. At one time I had a Courtois trombone of about the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, Houghton, Reliance Banjo
Houghton, Reliance Banjo: Hi Henry: I am not real expert on these British brands since I live in the US. However, this site is excellent for info: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit2.htm Here is the info from that site: HOUGHTON George Houghton established his Reliance...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer Saxophone, selmer saxophone, henri selmer
selmer saxophone, henri selmer, saxes: Hello and thanks for writing! I don t have any sort of articles pertaining to saxophones so perhaps you are mistaken slightly? Please email me photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I ll pass your information along to a saxophone-informed friend as I m more...

Antique Musical Instruments: Soprano Sax 1914, soprano sax, info asap
soprano sax, info asap, good shape: Hello, please send me photos of the saxophone to info@foreverwoodwinds.com for more accurate information and an estimate on the saxophone. I m also located in Florida and have a friend in Miami who may be of more assistance. If you re seriously thinking of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, Stowasser Violin
Stowasser Violin: Hi Carrie: I am afraid that the information is very confusing. There is a mention or two on this site, regarding trumpets: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/4/Stowasser-trumpet-1.htm My violin dictionary lists two Stowassers,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stultz & Bauer Upright Piano, bauer family, music desk
bauer family, music desk, piano company: I believe that the 29804 number is the serial number. If this is the case, it dates your piano to 1914. This piano company was based in NY, NY and controlled solely by members of the Bauer family by the 1920 s. Kohler and Campbell later (1930 s) controlled...

Antique Musical Instruments: saxaphone value, conn company, low pitch
conn company, low pitch, value question: Hello again! Yes, your saxophone IS an antique as they no longer make C melody saxophones (that I know of). The patent date, December 8th, 1914, signifies the patent date of the particular key setup. Off the top of my head I d suggest it would sell for about...

Antique Musical Instruments: tiple, cuatro antiqua
cuatro antiqua: Hi Joe: not sure if there are actual chording charts but the tuning is one fifth above the bottom four strings of a std tuned guitar with the exception of the B string. I suppose you can tune it any way you want but be careful of the tension on the instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, mouth piece, current condition
mouth piece, current condition, megaphone: Hi Debbie, A trumpet isn t like a piano or a guitar where you push or pluck something and it makes a note. Blowing into it, isn t enough. The trumpet is basically an amplifier - like a megaphone. The sound is produced by buzzing your lips into the mouthpiece....

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega F hole flatback Mandolin, Vega mandolin
Vega mandolin: Hi Frank: That is an interesting Vega. The headstock resembles that of the cylinder back era but the f-holes look mandolins that came from the 1940s. There was a model called the L100 that was made in the 1940s had those style f-holes but has two points on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Whyte Lady, Vega Whyte Lady tenor banjio
Vega Whyte Lady tenor banjio: Hi Lily Ane: I don t think this is a banjo mandolin -- it looks more like a tenor banjo. Whyte Laydie banjos are some of the more desirable banjos esp those with 5 strings. Book value for a style R tenor is $1200-1250 for one in excellent condition according...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vendome trumpet, number 292, vendome
number 292, vendome, numbering system: That is not a name that I have come across before, But the numbering system on the valves would indicate that it is an older instrument. If you want to pursue this further, I d suggest you send me pictures, and I ll post them on Horn-u-copia, and see...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Vega Mando, Vega bowlback mandolin
Vega bowlback mandolin: Hi Gerry: I took a look at this Vega. On one hand it is pretty interesting. I haven t seen one from this era with that headstock and the brand on the back of the headstock. It looks different from most of the Vega mandolins I have seen. Condition does...

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann & Son Mandolin, Weymann mandolin
Weymann mandolin: Hi Martha: Yes, I did get your question. Here it is: We have had this Mandolin for 40 years it was given to my husband years before that. We don t play, it does have a crack in the front board and a small almost pin hole in the back. It is very beautiful...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Buffet b flat Clarient Crampom&co Paris France, clarient, buffet crampon
clarient, buffet crampon, new case: Hello and thanks for writing! The Buffet company is still in business. Here s a link to the website: http://www.buffet-crampon.com/en/ - please be warned that there is music that plays on there on the main page. There s a section where you can click to contact...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Clarinet, buescher aristocrat, student model
buescher aristocrat, student model, good shape: Hello and thanks for writing! Off the top of my head I d suggest that your clarinet was made between the 1950s-1970s. As for the value, it s hard to determine however if the wood is in good shape, etc. I d estimate it s value to be around $75-150. After doing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlrtlizer piano Baby Grand, baby grand, insurence
baby grand, insurence: The piano was built in 1904. When you mention its in perfect condition, is it in original condition or has it been restored recently? Prices can rage anywhere from $1,000 - $10,000 depending on its condition. I look forward to hearing back from you...

Antique Musical Instruments: washburn uke, Washburn Sjrine ukulele
Washburn Sjrine ukulele: Hi Pattye: The Shrine Model was introduced around 1927/8. Most are mahogany and book value is $1500-2000 depending on condition. If there are open cracks that would downgrade the value some. if the case is original, that is a good feature. best Ji...

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, wurlitzer banjo mandolin
wurlitzer banjo mandolin: Hi Terry: banjo mandolins don t get too much respect these days... What can you get out of it? You could get some nice music if you play. They are not worth all that much, Wurlitzer was a music store and distributor and it was probably made by one of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: What is this?, elkhorn wi, mother in law
elkhorn wi, mother in law, soprano: It is a soprano trombone. It is a horn that many people would like to have (me too). It is more in the fun to play category than collect to display. I would think that any competent repair service should be able to put it in good playing condition...

Antique Musical Instruments: 2 base baritones, shield shape, goumas
shield shape, goumas, patent number: The Goumat brand of instruments is an interesting one. The Langwill Index which is sort of the wind instrument bible says that it is a counterfeit brand purporting to be Goumas. That may be unduly harsh, but it is nevertheless likely that it was a stencil...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Horn, maynard st, south williamsport
maynard st, south williamsport, elmira st: The Imperial Instrument Co. was formed in August of 1922. It was located at 643 Elmira St. in Williamsport. In 1926 the business was moved to 3 Maynard St. in South Williamsport which is just across the Susquehanna River. They were in business until 1935....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin maker E. Gutzeit, antique violin, sullivan county new york
antique violin, sullivan county new york, old violin: Hi john, I will have to check my records and library texts and see what I can find. I know there were a number of German immigrants who brought their heritage and craftsmmanship with them to America. Many of them mmade no more than a dozen instruments and...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique instrument replacement, instrument replacement, antique instrument
instrument replacement, antique instrument, guitar brand: Not to be difficult or anything, but in my introduction, I state that my area is brass instruments and that I do not do evaluations. An accordian, a clarinet and a guitar are not brass instruments, and if they were, I would not be quoting values. Sorr...

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Lecomte & Co. baritone, valve caps, baritone horn
valve caps, baritone horn, water keys: From the information, only some general speculations. After working for Gautrot, Arsene Lecomte established his company as brass makers in 1859, and from 1860 he made saxhorns, mostly for export. The company was merged with Massin & Thibouville in 1889....

Antique Musical Instruments: cg Conn cornet, conn cornet, consecutive numbers
conn cornet, consecutive numbers, thirties: Well, I m not sure what you are asking. The serial number is a number that is assigned as the horn is being made. It represents a general date of manufacture, nothing more, they were assigned as groups of instruments came through the factory so, you might...

Antique Musical Instruments: your comments on Henri Gauthier Virtuoso cornet, lyon and healy, henri gautier
lyon and healy, henri gautier, company fires: Henri Gautier was a Lyon and Healy tradename. Lyon & Healy had a elaborate system of procuring instruments, the details of which were lost in company fires. So, it is entirely possible that they obtained instruments from several suppliers and used the same...

Antique Musical Instruments: EXCELSIOR TRUMPET MADE BY WM FRANK CO CHICAGO, valve caps, frank co
valve caps, frank co, chicago symphony: William Frank (b. 1876 Allentown, PA - 1932 Chicago) worked for Holton and in 1910 established his own business in Chicago. At one time, he had a work force of 32. He used American Prep and Belmore as tradenames. Frank also played French horn in the...

Antique Musical Instruments: euphonium, band instrument, cornets
band instrument, cornets, manufactory: The York Company was established in 1882 by James Warren York who had earlier worked for Boston Manufactory. First as a dealer and importer, and then opened a factory in 1885, assisted by Frank Holton for a year. He changed the Co. name in 1900 to JW York...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. Olds and sons Horn, polishing brass, aircraft grade
polishing brass, aircraft grade, lacquer: I m assuming that the lacquer has been darkened or otherwise compromised. You can get some aircraft grade lacquer remover, and get the lacquer off. However, cooked lacquer can sometimes be more difficult to get to come off than regular lacquer. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, several thousand dollars, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, several thousand dollars, ebay, rare hand

Antique Musical Instruments: HBJ sousaphone-shaped baritone hn, serial number list, baritone horn
serial number list, baritone horn, musician friend: Yep, they are pretty unusual. Jay manufactured brass instruments in Chicago from 1910 to 1946. No serial number list exists for the company. Your horn was a resurgence of an idea that occurred in the 1870s. Only at that time the sousaphone hadn t been invented,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, oil ring, insurance purposes
oil ring, insurance purposes, klingenthal: Most early makers didn t put serial numbers on their horns. But most makers were using serial numbers by the 20th century, but there are some exceptions. Dealers on the other hand, were much less consistent about this. Some would simply use the serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Galaxy cornet, conn selmer, mid level
conn selmer, mid level, rmc: This horn was made during the period the Martin name was being passed around by various companies. It was purchased by RMC in 1961, then Wurlitzer obtained the assets, then Leblanc obtained the assets. Then Conn-Selmer which is owned by Steinway obtained...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Olds--cornet serial no 7892. ...., old olds, holy cow
old olds, holy cow, ebay: Not to worry, the horn will rise to a fair market value on eBay. reconditioning effect(s) on value can vary depending the horn (rarity, desirability based on what factor, condition, the nature of the reconditioning, etc.) If it is desired by a museum, then...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olympian cornet, old music, cornet
old music, cornet, mouthpiece: I can show you numerous examples of their products, (http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Olympian) But, no history on the Company. It is the name used by a dealer, not a maker. Some are marked as made in Germany, some in the US, and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Cornet, vintage cornet, french shepherd
vintage cornet, french shepherd, artisians: The information I have is: The ASSOCIATION GENERALE workshop was founded in 1865 with Neudin and Sudre as directors. The goal, according to Langwill, ... a kind of workers co-operative set up by 33 artisians with the object of permitting reduction of daily...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Trumpet, casings, 8 years
casings, 8 years, serial number: Hi, I m willing to take a look at the horn, but I don t know that I ll be able to determine the maker. The numbers on the valves are simply manufacturing marks - so that they could keep the pistons and the casings together. Kenton@PunxyPa.com ...

Antique Musical Instruments: 25 yr old Besson, besson, spark plugs
besson, spark plugs, india: A UK made Besson at least started off as a good instrument. The fact that the valves have been aligned is much like having the spark plugs changed in your car. It is a good thing, but the doesn t mean much as far as the overall condition. Suspiciously...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, mid 1920s, pea shooter
mid 1920s, pea shooter, american standard: American Standard was HN White tradename stated in 1925 for their amateur line of instruments. IF the 620 is a serial number then it is likely a a mid 1920s instrument. The connection between bell and slide is known as a friction fit, and many trombone of...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique fiddle, e mail address, dalton potter
e mail address, dalton potter, triagle: Hi Kirby, I can t assist you without furhter information. I can tell you that on average, amateur American makers from the turn of the last century tend to be very inconsistent in terms of crafstsmanship and materials. As you noted, the instrument is reputed...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique german violin, old violins, german violin
old violins, german violin, quality trade: I would love to help you. I will need a bit more inforamtion. Labels in and of themselves don t really help much. As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass polishing, polishing wheel, buffing wheel
polishing wheel, buffing wheel, buffing wheels: Yuk, not exactly a musical instrument question, but what the heck! The first issue is whether they have lacquer on them. If they do, you will need to use an aircraft grade metal stripper to get it off. Then, you might want to try either Braso or Blue...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosy@co cornet, standard pitch, boosy
standard pitch, boosy, low pitch: Tom, The problem is that your horn was made to play at high pitch. Back then they hadn t settled on a standard pitch, and many bands played at high pitch. You will probably need to get it converted to low pitch. Depending on the make up of the horn,...

Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, valve trombones, valve trombone
valve trombones, valve trombone, horn sound: Couturier s idea was to take advantage of conical tubing to make the horn sound as mellow as possible. It should have a more pleasant sound - less edgy - than the typical valve trombones of the period. I ve not played one of his trombones, but his trumpets...

Antique Musical Instruments: FE Ols & Son Trombone, balance weight, ols
balance weight, ols, friction: I think the computer ate my answer, so I ll try it again. Your horn dates to 1938. The design of the slide was intended to reduce the friction on the slide. The model could be one of several. You may want to look at my Olds model list at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/olds-trombone.html....

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, elbow grease, little elbow
Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, elbow grease, little elbow, antique mall

Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, first instruments, slide action
Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, first instruments, slide action, couturier

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, eureka springs arkansas, harwood
Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, eureka springs arkansas, harwood, cello

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Tennor Sax, carrat, gold and silver
Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Tennor Sax, carrat, gold and silver

Antique Musical Instruments: Valve Trombone Sirena by MJH Kessels NV Konefa, mail, kessel
Antique Musical Instruments: Valve Trombone Sirena by MJH Kessels NV Konefa, mail, kessel, trombone

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, new bond street, dalton potter
new bond street, dalton potter, catalog businesses: Hi Patricia, Unfortunately, despite having over 28 years of experience in the string business, I have never seen an instrument with that name although there was an obscure British maker that worked for the W.E. Hill & Sons Violin Co. of New Bond Street in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Cornet, boosey and co, stuart jenkins
boosey and co, stuart jenkins, fruitless hours: Stuart, The horn dates to somewhere around 1910. Hawkes started making instruments in 1876, He formed the WH Hawkes and Son Company in 1889. In 1930 merged with Boosey and Co. Since it is marked, 4th L N L Reg t, I would assume that the horn was sold...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Tennor Sax, picadilly circus london, boosey and co
picadilly circus london, boosey and co, piccadilly circus: William Henry Hawkes, state trumpeter for Queen Victoria, started an import business in 1860 at Cumberlnad St. Pimlico. In 1862,he moved to Soho Sqare. In 1869, he added a repair shop. In 1875, he moved to Leicester Square. In 1876, he formed a...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, oil ring, insurance purposes
oil ring, insurance purposes, klingenthal: Most early makers didn t put serial numbers on their horns. But most makers were using serial numbers by the 20th century, but there are some exceptions. Dealers on the other hand, were much less consistent about this. Some would simply use the serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes and son, trumpet cornet, boosey
trumpet cornet, boosey, ray vision: Hawkes merged with Boosey in 1930, and this horn must have been near the end of the Hawkes production. Regarding your negative feedback Negative comments received on you(CategoryID: 2370) from rater gareth on 03/18/2008. Comment: i was looking for...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identifying a vintage coronet - extra information, lead pipes, sequential numbering
lead pipes, sequential numbering, lehnert: Thom, I can t give you a maker, but we can talk about some of the details. At least sometimes when the inside of the bell is not silvered, is because they used a light gold plating on the inside of the bell. The numbers on the valves are simply maker...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Tuba, tuba section, old geezer
tuba section, old geezer, tuba players: I play in the local community band and think I m the old geezer of the tuba section playing an old geezer horn. Well, you probably know whether you are the oldest of the tuba players, so I suspect the only issue is whether your tuba is older than that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Orpheus Cornet, orpheus, mckinley
orpheus, mckinley, engraving: I have seen examples of the Orpheus instruments, and they most certainly imports that had the name put on them by a dealer. The McKinley Act of 1891 required that all instruments be labeled as to the country of manufacture, and a subsequent law in 1923 added...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question about a Josef Lidl French Horn, circa 1930's, josef lidl, french horn
josef lidl, french horn, sucess: Lidl was established in Brno in 1895. In 1948 the company was nationalized and merged into Amati. The company and brandname are still acitve today http://www.joseflidl.cz/ The Acustic s I ve seen, the 4th valve is a piston - which I assume yours is. Lidl...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stringed Instrument, bowed string instruments, instrument family
bowed string instruments, instrument family, lower register: Hi Arlene, So far, from your description it sounds like a sounds classical ( bowl-back ) mandolin or mandola (same instrument family - lower register). My expertise is really with bowed string instruments but if you email me some digtal photos, I might be...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone, black triangle, silver mouth
black triangle, silver mouth, blue magic: The name on the mouthpiece is not a good indication of the brand of the horn. If it was a Holton, it would say so on the bell. It is probably not chrome. It might be silverplated, or german silver (which is a form of brass). You might want to try a metal...

Antique Musical Instruments: Valve Trombone Sirena by MJH Kessels NV Konefa, rare instrument, valve trombones
rare instrument, valve trombones, tiebar: I don t have any information the output of their factory. Rarity isn t the only consideration for value. Reputation is another factor and a lessor known brand doesn t command the reputation of some of the popular/highly regarded makers. Your best bet would...

Antique Musical Instruments: Victorian tuning forks?, standard pitch, victorian times
standard pitch, victorian times, tuning fork: Certainly the tuning fork was a possibility as it was invented in 1711. But there wasn t a standard pitch then, so all that really mattered was that an instrument was in tune with itself and those that it played with. It appears that they were made of steel,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin, jean baptiste vuillaume, antique violin
jean baptiste vuillaume, antique violin, unofficial title: Hi Ron, As you have probably heard already, many instruments have misleading or fictitious labels. It s not really possible to describe in words any single clue that can tell me whether the instrument you have is what it is labeled or not. I can tell you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Arnold Clarinet, great shape, band director
great shape, band director, clarinet: I believe that Arnold instruments were actually stencil instruments. Stencil instruments were instruments manufactured by one company and stamped with many different names and logos. If you are able to provide photos of the clarinet I may be able to help...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bohemian Upright Bass, dalton potter, insurance value
dalton potter, insurance value, upright bass: Hi Tom, There are quite a lot of old string instruments floating around that were produced in Germany (Bohemia) during the mid to late 1800 s. Basses from that period generally should be insured for between $6000 and $10,000 depending upon their condition...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosey & hawkes regent trumpet, regent instruments, bad shape
regent instruments, bad shape, brass instruments: Hello and I apologize for the delay in a response! I m almost certain that the Boosey & Hawkes Regent instruments were made in London. If this is so, your trumpet was manufactured around the 1970s. The link you d provided also did not work for me but I found...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosy@co cornet, standard pitch, boosy
standard pitch, boosy, low pitch: Tom, The problem is that your horn was made to play at high pitch. Back then they hadn t settled on a standard pitch, and many bands played at high pitch. You will probably need to get it converted to low pitch. Depending on the make up of the horn,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, strangeways manchester, oboes and bassoons
strangeways manchester, oboes and bassoons, higham: The material and condition of your clarinet is what determines the value of it. Boxwood (light tan in color) clarinets in just about any condition are worth $300-600+ whereas grenadilla clarinets may be worth $80-300+. Here is some information (from the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet Wurlitzer, wurlitzer, conn
wurlitzer, conn, horns: Early in the 20th Century Wurlitzer quit making instruments and started purchasing horns from other makers, some were made by Conn. The Patent date may be a clue. I don t see a Conn patent for that date, however. I would suggest that you may want to post...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, nickel silver, clarinets
nickel silver, clarinets, piccolos: Hello and thank you for writing! As far as I m concerned (from what I ve heard and seen), Romain Braude never made sterling instruments. I ve seen Romain Braude clarinets, flutes and piccolos but never anything of sterling. Personally I like the somewhat celtic...

Antique Musical Instruments: cornet, flowers and leaves, level instruments
flowers and leaves, level instruments, perfect shape: Hello, Loretta! Sorry for the delay in a response. Are you certain that the cornet is marked Standard American and NOT American Standard ? It s my understanding that American Standard instruments were the student level instruments manufactured by the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart trombone, andrew beardsley, band instrument
andrew beardsley, band instrument, traditional models: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company . . . not to be confused with the Elkhart Musical Instrument Co which was started by Gronert in 1912 and merged with Martin in 1917. . . was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart trumpet by bueucher, indiana company, number sequence
indiana company, number sequence, serial numbers: Unfortunately, Buescher did not use the same serial number sequence for the Elkhart instruments as they did for the Buescher products. For a Buescher model, that serial would date to 1921, but the Indiana Company was not started until 1924, and wasn t merged...

Antique Musical Instruments: French horn, carl fischer, double horn
carl fischer, double horn, f horn: Probably shouldn t rely on the case to define the horn, they are often swapped as the original cases age. I wonder if it might not be a Bb/F horn, where the full tubing is there for the Bb horn, but just enough extra to lower the horn to F when the Bb tubing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Jenkins Sax #84086, north wales uk, tone holes
Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Jenkins Sax #84086, north wales uk, tone holes, buescher sax

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone used in WW1, conn company, elkhart indiana
Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone used in WW1, conn company, elkhart indiana, horns

Antique Musical Instruments: G. L. Otterol Clarinet, woodwinds and brass, woodwind instruments
woodwinds and brass, woodwind instruments, age composition: Hello, Ruth! Welcome to allexperts.com! Unfortunately without photos of your clarinet I m unable to tell you the composition of the instrument. If you give me some hints on coloring (ex. black, reddish-black, light tan, blackish-brown, etc.) I can be of further...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Pedler & Co. clarinet, cork grease, metal keys
cork grease, metal keys, pedler: After checking for Pedler clarinets on eBay, it doesn t appear as though there s much demand for them, unfortunately. It s never too late to learn the clarinet though (if you don t currently play) and could always be a great gift, etc. for someone you know...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Jenkins Sax #84086, kansas city mo, john woodward
kansas city mo, john woodward, gold color: John Woodward Jenkins (died in 1890) was a dealer in Kansas City, MO, with the original company founded as J.W.Jenkins Co., and succeeded by J.W. Jenkins Sons,located at 1013 and 1015 Walnut St. In the 20 s and 30 s they imported Bohland and Fuchs instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: harwood professional, harwood, model name
harwood, model name, tradename: Stephen, The Harwood is a model name. And, I m not sure how the jwjsm Co. translates to J.W.Jenkins Co., but that is the company who owned the Harwood tradename. In the 20 s and 30 s they imported Bohland and Fuchs instruments and used the Trade...

Antique Musical Instruments: horn fiddle, dalton potter, froogle
dalton potter, froogle, thomas edison: Hi Kirk, These violins are commonly called Stroh violins after the company that manufactured the largest number of these horn violins. These instruments were designed to be used as recording instruments during the short period of time after the invention...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identifying a Martin trumpet, pitch range, palm side
pitch range, palm side, silver plate: That is an old one. It dates to between 1906 and 1919. It would be a professional level instrument. The two section slide is to give the horn a wider pitch range that it could be played in. It is likely that it could be played in A to C. You would take...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Violin, dalton potter, german production
dalton potter, german production, mirecourt: Hi Jeff, I ve seen a lot of Lyon & Healy violins over the years and most of them were made by the Jerome Thibouville Lamy (JTL) workshops in Mirecourt, France dating from the mid to late 1800 s. The do show up in 1/2 and 3/4 sizes for violins, often with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Solid Back Lute?, dalton potter, mandolin bros
dalton potter, mandolin bros, vintage instruments: Hi Stewart, I can t be of much help here. I do know that real lutes don t have flat backs; however, there were some lute-like instruments made in Austria and Germany around 1900 that were sort of an outgrowth of the madolin orchestra craze of that period....

Antique Musical Instruments: old clarinet value, henri selmer, selmer paris
henri selmer, selmer paris, selmer company: Hello, Dan! I wish allexperts.com would let you upload photos to make it a little easier to piece everything together! =) First things first-- the football shaped dotted area is also known as an oval cartouche. The H in H. Selmer stands for Henri whom...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piccolo Trombone / Slide Trumpet, slide trumpet, ebay
slide trumpet, ebay, brass players: I suspect you are talking about a Martin Soprano Trombone, I ve not seen one by Martin, but if that is a serial number, the horn was made before 1919. Brass players would be interested in it. So, if your plans are to sell it, I would recommend not...

Antique Musical Instruments: Questions about my York & Sons trumpet, bach mouthpiece, intonation and pitch
bach mouthpiece, intonation and pitch, trumpet player: Yes, they came in different sizes. And you don t necessarily need to stay with the same brand. But, trying to figure out the differences between them is pretty much of a duck shoot . You can find vintage mouthpieces on eBay. One seller comes to mind...

Antique Musical Instruments: quote on saxaphone, duke ellington, ashtray
duke ellington, ashtray, serial numbers: um. . . . I think the guy was giving you a line. Ellington may have used it for an ashtray, but he was a pianist. The brass of most instruments is a similar formula to that used in making ammunition. Some instruments can be dated by their...

Antique Musical Instruments: Romain Braude sterling clarinet, braude, pad size
braude, pad size, eb: Hello again, Frank! I ll have to dig up my list on stencil brands as Romain Braude isn t in the Langwill Index, unfortunately. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another company stamps it with their name & logo. The Langwill...

Antique Musical Instruments: STANDARD Band Instrument Co. Cornet, soddering, opera glass
soddering, opera glass, instrument model: At one time the split water key was a pretty common configuration, but today, about the only way to get one is to find one on a similar parts horn, or fabricate it. I ve not seen any Standards with the opera glass tuners on them. As far as repairs, I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser trumpet, napoli new york, jim brewer
napoli new york, jim brewer, rotary valves: Jim, Does it look something like this? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Rivit/Rivit-Cornet-618.jpg If so, I would think that the horn was made late in his career. Rivet was also involve in the successful litigation against Adolphe Sax, and...

Antique Musical Instruments: special saxophone, woodwind company, google search
woodwind company, google search, vintage saxophone: I apologize for the delay in responding to your question! I don t know much about saxophones however found out (through a Google search) that The Woodwind Company was purchased by Leblanc in 1968. Leblanc was (and is) well-known for having fantastic...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone used in WW1, rudolph wurlitzer, wurlitzer company
rudolph wurlitzer, wurlitzer company, musical tradition: The musical tradition of the Wurlitzer family can be traced back to the 17th century. The forefathers of Rudolph Wurlitzer, who emigrated to America in 1853 at the age of 24, had already made a name for themselves in Saxony as manufacturers of and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet passed down through family, slide grease, medals of honour
slide grease, medals of honour, family question: There are other more modern products that are matched up to modern instruments. You are better off with traditional products for your vintage horn. Vaseline is ok for a horn if you are using it regularly, but it does tend to make slides stick if not used...

Antique Musical Instruments: Tuba History, couesnon et cie, many horns
couesnon et cie, many horns, baritone horn: The 24 is the production date - 1924. 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. In 1883, it was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, old violins, old violin
old violins, old violin, world war one: As you may or may not already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making violins; even though it may be a really nice instrument....

Antique Musical Instruments: Windsor brand, andrew beardsley, demonstration purposes
andrew beardsley, demonstration purposes, band instrument: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley s death in 1928, Elkhart Band Instrument company was merged into Buescher. Elkhart used Bandmaster, Tempo and Windsor as tradenames. I don t...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wood Clarinet, wood clarinet, conn company
wood clarinet, conn company, woodwind instruments: Hello! Luckily I had a Keefer alto saxophone a few years ago and found a bunch of information on Keefer due to this saxophone. Brua C. Keefer was well-known for producing fantastic brass instruments. Keefer was linked to Distin (one bought the other) and the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alexandre flute, lcd screen, answering your questions
lcd screen, answering your questions, serial number: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Mandolin, dalton potter, mandoweb
dalton potter, mandoweb, vintage instruments: Hi Michael, This really is not my strong area I usually defer to Mandolin Bothers in Staten Island (http://www.mandoweb.com/) or Fred Oster at Vintage Instruments in Philadelphia who was an Christie s appraiser for 20 years. (http://www.vintage-instruments.com/)....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique selmer saxophone and clarinet, selmer tenor saxophone, selmer saxophone
selmer tenor saxophone, selmer saxophone, selmer paris: Hello and welcome to allexperts.com! The saxophone you have is manufactured by Selmer in their Paris, France location (as is your clarinet). Selmer Paris instruments were constructed of a much higher quality than other instruments of that time and would...

Antique Musical Instruments: Banjo, banjo
banjo: Hi Felix: Are you sure it is a 4 string? It looks like it could be a George C. Dobson banjo but I believe that those would have been 5-strings. A photo would be best to ID. If it is a 5-string, it is probably from around 1880 or 90s. Here s a couple of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bassett Horn, horak, basset horn
horak, basset horn, antique clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Bassett horns are quite rare to come by and I honestly never thought anyone would ask such a question in allexperts! According to the Langwill Index (with the stamping of W. Horak ) your basset horn was manufactured between 1826-1854...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, buescher, professional model
buescher, professional model, saxes: It dates to about 1949. The Aristocrat was introduced in 1940, and nicknamed the Big B It was their second best professional model of the period. The Aristocrat was designed to produce sweeter but powerful sound. In the 1960s, the quality fell...

Antique Musical Instruments: C. G. Conn trumpet, nickle plate, wooden dowel
nickle plate, wooden dowel, approximate diameter: It is most likely silverplated and was made in 1942. The valves most likely can be freed. But they can be tricky. You can easily damage them so if you really want to make sure that they work properly, I should refer to you a competent repair person....

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, stencil sheet, ebay
stencil sheet, ebay, accordions: Hello and thanks for writing! Alexandre Paris was a stencil brand. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another company stamps it with their name & logo. According to my stencil sheet, your clarinet was imported into the USA...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, lamonte, answering your questions
lamonte, answering your questions, corks: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn 18H trombone, minor dents, artist model
minor dents, artist model, tait: There are several 18H s, but since yours is from the mid 1920 s that eliminates one of them. It might be a Tait or a Frisco Artist model - they were both basically the same instrument. It has the tuning in the slide. It is a fairly rare one and one that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn trombone, woodwind, trombone
woodwind, trombone, conn: Hi, I m the woodwind fanatic on this board but may be able to help you out. Is the trombone silver or gold in color? Any other writing on it aside from Conn and the serial number? Is the trombone playable? If you re able to provide photos, please send some...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, san diego california, american leader
san diego california, american leader, student model: Hello and thanks for your question! American Leader was a stencil brand. Stencil brands are referred to as when one company makes something and another company stamps it with their name, logo, and etc. American Leader was imported by Trip-L-Way Laboratory...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkheart, ingraved, answering your questions
ingraved, answering your questions, buescher: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson guitars, denmark st, vintage guitars
Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson guitars, denmark st, vintage guitars, quality condition

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, reghin, headstock
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, reghin, headstock, antique shop

Antique Musical Instruments: Monarch Guitar, monarch, redlands california
Antique Musical Instruments: Monarch Guitar, monarch, redlands california, marine grade plywood

Antique Musical Instruments: fernand chapelain & cie, c flute, value assessment
c flute, value assessment, piccolos: Hi, the Fernand Chapelain & Cie company was around from 1890-1917. If you re able to take photos of the instruments I will be able to give you more of a value assessment and may even be interested in purchasing them from you. If you re able to take photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson guitars, Gibson, B-25
Gibson, B-25, guitar: Hi Fred: B-25s were made from 1962-1977. The Vintage Guitar Price Guide for this year valuies one in excellent condition ranging from $900 - 1600, with the earlier versions going for the higher prices. Since yours has a replaced pickguard it would be worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: Graduate Rudall, Carte & Co Clarinet, student model, worth thousands
student model, worth thousands, clarinets: Hello Lucy! Thanks for writing! The Rudall Carte company was (and is) VERY well-known for producing superb flutes worth thousands of dollars. As far as I ve seen (and heard), the Graduate model (by RC & Co.) is their student model but they still seem to be...

Antique Musical Instruments: H. Selmer, Paris wooden clarinet, selmer clarinet, selmer paris
selmer clarinet, selmer paris, answering your questions: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton collegiate flute, collegiate branch, condition thanks
collegiate branch, condition thanks, student model: The Collegiate branch of instruments, by Holton, are student model instruments as far as I m concerned. Unfortunately the value of the Collegiate flutes isn t very much at all-- maybe $50 or so. The normal cost for putting a flute in playing condition is about...

Antique Musical Instruments: the indian By Martin, thumb rest, hand thumb
thumb rest, hand thumb, ebay: Hello again, thanks for writing! I sold a similar saxophone a few months back that was linked to Reynolds and had an R on the side of the bell keys. Here s a link for comparison: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190202279516 If yours...

Antique Musical Instruments: info on viola, antonius stradivarius, dalton potter
antonius stradivarius, dalton potter, handmade reproduction: Hi Julia, It looks like your violin is a Scherl & Roth student instrument from the 1960 s. I can t say much about value without seeing it but most of the S&R stuff is worth a few hundred dollars in perfect condition. Sorry I can t give you more. Dalton...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, Beare and Son, mandolin
Beare and Son, mandolin, violin: Hi Kevin: I did a little of my own research. On the website you reference they say: BEARE & SON is one of the U.K. s oldest established suppliers of instruments, bows, cases and accessories for the violin family - ie. Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass....

Antique Musical Instruments: Monarch Guitar, boston music scene, ome banjo
boston music scene, ome banjo, stratton company: Hi Tammi: After seeing the photos, I can probably say that I was wrong with my assessment above. This looks to me to be of Asian manufacture and I would say it is no earlier than the 1960s and possibly more likely later than that. Does the label mention any...

Antique Musical Instruments: m j h kessel baby tuba, tenor horn, alto horn
tenor horn, alto horn, euphonium: How baby? A small tuba could be an euphonium, a baritone, a tenor horn, or an alto horn. Don t scrap it. Cleaning it depends on what it is made of, and finished. Why don t you email me at Kenton@Punxypa.com and we can get into more of that detail....

Antique Musical Instruments: OLD SMALL VIOLIN, dalton potter, student violins
dalton potter, student violins, warm tone: Hi Randall, The Ole Bull student violins were made in Germany around the turn of the last century up until 1920. The are named for a famous 19th century Norweigian violinist of the same name. They were a mass-production product using mediocre wood and...

Antique Musical Instruments: My Old 7th Grade Clarinet, student models, kenosha wi
student models, kenosha wi, wi usa: Unfortunately Vito clarinets aren t worth much as they re plastic student models. Average value price of these clarinets is around $50. If you re considering keeping it to play, I would say to keep it but if not, donate it. Hope that helps! Thanks! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old clarinet, quality instrument, mouth piece
quality instrument, mouth piece, york c: Hello and thanks for writing! Is the clarinet a light brown/tan or black/dark brown in color? The name that comes to mind is Pelout but I m not sure if that applies or not. If you have photos, please send them over to info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I should...

Antique Musical Instruments: Very Old french horn, john doherty, french horn
john doherty, french horn, ebay: I don t do evaluations on this site, and I don t have any need for another French horn, but if you are planning on selling it, taking good pictures of it and putting it on ebay would be a good bet. The price will naturally raise to a fair price for it. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old King French horn, date and place for repairs, horn silver, good shape
horn silver, good shape, french horn: Hi, I m the woodwind fanatic on this board but may be able to help you out. Is the french horn silver or gold in color? Any other writing on it aside from King and the serial number? If you re able to provide photos, please send some over to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Silver Clairnet, clairinet, answering your questions
clairinet, answering your questions, allexperts: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old wooden Clarinet, bass clarinets, american manufacturing company
bass clarinets, american manufacturing company, woodwind family: The Pedler company was established in 1919 by Harry Walter Pedler. Mr. Pedler was born in England in 1872 and died in Elkhart in 1950. Prior to establishing the Pedler company in Elkhart, Mr. Pedler worked for Rudall Carte & Co. [The Rudall Carte company was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pedler clarinet info, bass clarinets, american manufacturing company
bass clarinets, american manufacturing company, woodwind family: Hello and congratulations on being a new owner of a metal clarinet! =) I assume that the Pedler clarinet does not say anything else indicating a model (ex. Custom-Built, etc.) which leads us to believe that it s a student model. And now, some information...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer Clarinet, selmer clarinet, selmer paris
selmer clarinet, selmer paris, condition thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay and hopefully I m able to assist you. Your clarinet, bearing the Selmer Paris markings, indicates that it s a well-built instrument from Paris, France. Selmer Paris instruments are, at times, well...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver coronet, sears robuck co, vincent bach
sears robuck co, vincent bach, blue magic: It is probably silverplate or possibly what is called German silver, which is really a type of brass. There are quite a few of them out there. To remove the tarnish, you can use such products such as Tarnx, followed by a metal cleaner such as Blue Magic...

Antique Musical Instruments: silver trumpet, silver trumpet, mother of pearl
silver trumpet, mother of pearl, woodwind: Hi, I m the woodwind fanatic on this board but may be able to help you out. Any idea if the trumpet is playable? If you re able to provide photos, please send some over to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I may be able to help you further. Thanks! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Thomas Organ, Thomas, organ
Thomas, organ: Hi Libby: As indicated on my profile, I really don t have any expertise in this area, but I did a quick search on the Net for you, since it seems that there are no keyboard experts on our site. Here s the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Organ_Company...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, wurlitzer, joe joe
wurlitzer, joe joe, 14b: Joe, I m assuming this horn is a lot older than the 1950 s. Wurlitzer imported horns for a while and eventually had horns made by Conn. The Conn models that were made for Wurlitzer included: 14B, 15B, 42B, 43B, and 68B. There are no Wurlitzer serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vitar, vitar vega lapsteel guitar
vitar vega lapsteel guitar: Hi Mark: Well, that one stumped me for a little, but after some judicious searching I did find a picture of a student lap steel made by the the Vega company in the 1950s called a Vitar. You can see a photo here at this dealer: http://www.guitarbarn.com/image/LAPSTEELS/Vitar_Vega_Lap_Steel_1950s_2127/vitar_front_2127.jpg...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage guitar, archtop, Sicily
archtop, Sicily, Catania: Hi Brian: THose are pretty cool looking oddball guitars... definitely off the beaten vintage guitar collectors track. As far as the original parts: the non-originals are probably better made than the originals. Yours looke like the other roundhole one. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: York Clarinet, musical instrument importers, wood clarinet
musical instrument importers, wood clarinet, grand rapids michigan: The York company was established by James Warren York in 1882 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to this, Mr. York was a musician working for Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory. James York worked together with his brother as music store and musical instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Zimmermann French Horn, piston valve, leipzig berlin
piston valve, leipzig berlin, french horns: In 1875, Zimmerman established his business first in St. Petersburg. He moved his headquarters to Leipzig in 1886. Opened a branch in Berlin n 1919 and the factory in Markneukirchen was opened at about the same time. He started as an instrument dealer...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique banjo, Fairbanks, banjo
Fairbanks, banjo, A. C. Fairbanks: Hi Sarra: Funny... my favorite banjo is that same model. It is made by A. C. Fairbanks which was later acquired by the Vega Company. I found this site with some info on serial numbers: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/banjomfg.htm This would put yours...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique clarinet and a buescher tenor sax, tenor saxophone, gold lacquer
tenor saxophone, gold lacquer, tenor sax: Hello again! The clarinet is one of the rare models with gold lacquer over brass (I ve never had one of these models, personally, however I ve seen what they look like when they wear which leads me to believe that they re lacquered) and they normally sell...

Antique Musical Instruments: Artia by Boosey and Hawkes, artia, boosey
artia, boosey, oboe: Hello and I apologize for the delay in my response. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the oboe? I checked in the Langwill Index but did not find anything on Artia but I feel that photos would help me get information to you regarding the oboe....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique(?) accordion, Wurlitzer, accordion
Wurlitzer, accordion, Geib case: Hi Peggy: Wurlitzer was at one time one of the biggest music retailers in the US. You can find much about the company here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wurlitzer Geib was a case manufacturer and that prob has nothing to do with the maker of the accordion....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin, Wurlitzer, mandolin
Wurlitzer, mandolin, Raymond: Hi Richard: Is this a bowlback or a flatback mandolin? The only info I have is from mugwumps.com which mentions that Raymond was a brand sold by Wurlitzer, which was a big wholesaler and retailer and did not make their own instruments. Their are known to...

Antique Musical Instruments: A Brass Cavalier Trumpet, student model, mouth piece
student model, mouth piece, cav: Sounds like you might really have a Cav. trumpet. The Cav. long cornet was a common (and good playing) model, that is often mistaken for a trumpet. But, it went from the mouthpipe to the 1st valve. Cavalier was a sub-brand of a sub-brand. I.e. it was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmelo guitar, Carmelo Catania, Sicily
Carmelo Catania, Sicily, guitar: Hi Ron: Catania was a large area of instrument-making activity in Sicily in the late 19th century and early 20th century. One of the largest and most successful makers was Carmelo Catania. Yours looks like a rather lowend student steel string. There...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cousenon piccolo trumpet manufactured for Blessing, many horns, private labels
many horns, private labels, marching brass: If that is a Blessing number, that would put it at near the beginning of their manufacturing history, and it would seem unlikely that they would be providing piccolos that early. Couesnon didn t always use serial numbers, though many of the earlier ones,...

Antique Musical Instruments: c.g.conn ltd. piccolo, nickel silver, xs4all nl
nickel silver, xs4all nl, piccolos: Hello and thanks for writing. Unfortunately Conn piccolos don t sell very well and for an average sale price of $100 give or take. According to the Conn Loyalist link ( http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/ConnPModels.html ), the piccolo is not silver but most...

Antique Musical Instruments: Date the first trombone was mfgd, jeopardy alex trebek, alex trebek
jeopardy alex trebek, alex trebek, sackbut: I d go with Alex. Early trombones were called sackbuts and they look much like a modern trombone, except that their bell is not as flaired and looks more like a funnel. They tend to be smaller and with a narrower bore than the modern trombone. The trombone...

Antique Musical Instruments: elkhart flute, student models, elkhart indiana
student models, elkhart indiana, proprietor: The Linton company was around in Elkhart, Indiana from 1925-1950. I just found the following link which may be of more help: http://www.lintonwoodwinds.com/llmain.htm#contact Jack Linton was the proprietor (I m assuming he s J.M. Linton ) and they should...

Antique Musical Instruments: Fife, powerhouse museum, brass key
powerhouse museum, brass key, hole 2: Hello and thank you for writing. I ll have to look up Nightingale in my Langwill Index to get more information to you. Would it be possible for you to send me photos of the fife to my email address at: info@foreverwoodwinds.com? Photos usually help a lot in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Artia by Boosey and Hawkes, boosey and hawkes, czechoslavakia
Antique Musical Instruments: Artia by Boosey and Hawkes, boosey and hawkes, czechoslavakia, student instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Date the first trombone was mfgd, sackbut, woodwinds
Antique Musical Instruments: Date the first trombone was mfgd, sackbut, woodwinds, boehm

Antique Musical Instruments: j howard foote cornett, john howard, history and value
Antique Musical Instruments: j howard foote cornett, john howard, history and value, coronet

Antique Musical Instruments: king 3b concert, bill harris, vengance
Antique Musical Instruments: king 3b concert, bill harris, vengance, mouthpieces

Antique Musical Instruments: Tar, folk music ensemble, 3 years
Antique Musical Instruments: Tar, folk music ensemble, 3 years, armenia

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann Banjo, banjo, 1940
Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann Banjo, banjo, 1940

Antique Musical Instruments: Gretsch Commander Trombone, fred gretsch, baldwin piano
fred gretsch, baldwin piano, flower horn: Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. was established in 1883 in Brooklyn. In 1967, Baldwin Piano and Organ bought Gretsch Co. In 1968 ad, the Fred Gretsch Company, Inc., 60 Broadway , Brooklyn NY 11231, advertized as distributors for Couesnon. Gretsch appears to have...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Alto horn, trash pile, high pitch
trash pile, high pitch, tuning slide: That s an old one. It goes back to 1911. It is possible that it is a high pitch horn. If so, to make it playable the new tuning slide will need to be longer than what the original was. Obviously, with a horn that old, you are not going to get stock...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identifying an Antique Baritone, rough idea, antique store
rough idea, antique store, mouthpieces: Sorry, but you can t tell the brand of a horn, by the mouthpiece that is in it. Mouthpieces get swapped around all the time. If you want to send pictures to me at kenton@punxypa.com I might be able to give you a rough idea of how old it is. But, otherwise...

Antique Musical Instruments: j howard foote cornett, exposition universelle paris, north atlanta area
exposition universelle paris, north atlanta area, antoine courtois: John Howard Foote was a maker/dealer. In describing his business strategy he said, ...most of my goods, though not of my manufacture, are made to order by different makers from drawings, descirptions, and in come cases models furnished by me. He ceased...

Antique Musical Instruments: king 3b concert, penetrating sound, band teacher
penetrating sound, band teacher, brasso: For the finish, you might want to try rubbing a little Brasso on the tarnished spots, and see if that improves the looks like you are seeking. Super low Bb, would be the pedal Bb. On the mouthpieces, a change in mouthpiece can make one part of your...

Antique Musical Instruments: Luigi Fenga, mandolin, Luigi Fenga
mandolin, Luigi Fenga, DeMeglio: I would love to see some pictures of your mandolin for my reference files. Best Jim --------- Hi Jim: This mandolin is different than the other Fengas I have seen. It seems to be more of a copy of a style popularized by DeMeglio, a Neapolitan maker....

Antique Musical Instruments: Mystery Mandolin, mandolin
mandolin: Hi Evan: Well, what you describe could be just about anything. Bear in mind that there were wholesalers who sold inexpensive mandolins by the dozen back in the 1920s-1940s. The big joke I have with some of my instrument friends is that I can usually take...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin/lute; mandolin/lyre; mandolin/harp?, old stringed instrument, cockles of my heart
old stringed instrument, cockles of my heart, fret board: Hi Gae: According to the ad, you need a decent quality 10 hole/20 reed harmonica. I think that the std Hohner Marine band or Blues Harp should do fine. Now, for the strings... not sure about that. Maybe tenor banjo or half a set of mandolin string would do....

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds tenor sax, tenor sax, serial list
tenor sax, serial list, vintage brass: Only in general. First, let me say that woodwinds are not my area. Olds started his company making trombones, and then trumpets. The trombone list starts in 1915 and the the trumpet serial list starts in 1929. The list was merged in 1932. But,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Very old trombone cleaning, geary oklahoma, blue magic
geary oklahoma, blue magic, acid bath: You can clean the horn yourself, if the horn is brass, your brass cleaner should be fine, if it is silver, then a silver polish would be better. Either could also be cleaned with Blue Magic. The point of an acid bath is to clean out deposit on the inside...

Antique Musical Instruments: olympic banjo, Schall, banjo
Schall, banjo, Lyon & Healy: Hi Jim: I have emailed a few folks who might know more about the maker of Olympic banjos. I will let you know if I can find anything else about this. Jim Just heard back from one banjo expert: He says that it is definitely a Chicago banjo, the peghead...

Antique Musical Instruments: orphus guitar amps, orpheum, orpheus
orpheum, orpheus, orphus amplifier: Hi Seth: I must admit that this is beyond my general area of expertise esp when it comes to the electronic parts. The only brand name that is similar to this is Orpheum which was used by Maurice Lipsky Co out of New York at the time you mentioned. I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pedler '40 clarinet, vandoren mouthpiece, inner cavity
vandoren mouthpiece, inner cavity, instrument sections: Hello and thanks for writing! The value of the clarinet will be determined mostly by its material of construction. Would it be possible for you to email me photos at info@foreverwoodwinds.com please? Photos should be able to help me determine what your clarinet...

Antique Musical Instruments: Signet Special w/ cracked wood, impulse buy, failed attempts
impulse buy, failed attempts, correct terminology: Hello and thanks for writing! Selmer Signet clarinets are decent clarinets and seem to be well-made for a decent price. The cracks can be repaired and the metal band can be replaced as well with no issues. My guess on the cost of the crack repairs, replacement...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sousa Trombone, conn instruments, lehnert
conn instruments, lehnert, sousa: The horn you have was made by Henry Lehnert of Philadelphia. Lehnert started his company in the 1860 s. In 1876, he began to use American Standard as his trade name until his death in 1916. At least in his heyday, Sousa wanted his players to all use...

Antique Musical Instruments: Symphony harp guitar, harp guitar, Dyer
harp guitar, Dyer, Larson Brothers: Hi Gayen: Hah! I could tell you, no, it is worth nothing, just ship it to me, but I won t! :-) These are among the more desirable of harp guitars and yours, if in good condition, would be a valuable instrument. I will not give it an estimated worth --...

Antique Musical Instruments: Tar, Armenian tar
Armenian tar: Hi Ekaterina: Whew! This might be a hard one. It looks like Hovannes Darbinian is the virtuoso player of this instrument. You can purchase his CD called The Art of the Armenian Tar a number of places including CD Universe: http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/2743230/a/Art+Of+The+Armenian+Tar.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: ukulele tuning?, ukulele, tuning
ukulele, tuning, Roy Smeck: Hi Michelle: Ukes are great fun. I regret that I don;t own any tenors but i do have quite a few sopranos. I usually tune them aDF#B but that is actually higher than the gCEA tuning but both tunings are what they call re-entrant, that is with the g or a string...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Silver Clarinet, woodwind instruments, gold brass
woodwind instruments, gold brass, cincinnati ohio: Hello and thanks for writing! I m assuming from your description that your clarinet is metal and, as you stated, in the key of Bb. Metal clarinets were manufactured usually out of brass and some were plated (most, really) in silver and some were kept the brass...

Antique Musical Instruments: vega mandolin, Vega, mandolin
Vega, mandolin, cylinder back: Hi Tana: By the serial number you provide, I can pretty much determine that you father-in-law s mandolin dates from around 1918. That patent number is a design one indicating that this is what is nowadays called a cylinder-back mandolin, a design pretty...

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann Banjo, Weymann, tenor banjo
Weymann, tenor banjo, Vega: Hi Dan: Do not take my estimate of worth as the gospel, but you could bargain them down a bit, I would think. If you played and likes it it might be worth $450-500 even. John Bernunzio has a Weymann style A (not sure of that model since I don t see it in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Fife, finger holes, mouth hole
finger holes, mouth hole, finger hole: Hello and I apologize for the delay in my response. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the flute/fife? If so, it would help me out greatly in giving you information about your flute/fife. My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com Thanks...

Antique Musical Instruments: wood clarinet that has jeffrey on it, wood clarinet, grenadilla
wood clarinet, grenadilla, rosewood: Hello and thanks for writing to allexperts! If you re able to take some photos of your clarinet, it would help me to identify it. If the wood is mostly red with light black grain, it s rosewood and if it s mostly black, it s grenadilla or ebony. Hope that...

Antique Musical Instruments: zither, zither, hornsteiner
zither, hornsteiner, mittenwald: Hi Susie: Hornsteiner is the name of a large family of instrument makers from the Mittenwald area of Germany, which, in itself=, was a large area for instrument-making in the 19th-20th centuries. I am assuming that yours is a concert zither. This would...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1954 Fender Telecaster, Fender Telecaster
Fender Telecaster: Hi Ottavio: You are not kidding, right? If this is indeed a 54 Telecaster is is worth quite a bit of money. According to the 2008 Vintage Guitar Price Guide a 1954 Telecaster in excellent condition is worth somewhere around $40,000-55,000. Nice gift....

Antique Musical Instruments: 8 string orpheum mandolin, Orpheum, mandolin
Orpheum, mandolin, Maurice Lipsky: Hi Gloria: Orpheum was originally a brand of Rettberg and Lange in New York. They made quality banjos under that brand and under the Paramount label. They went out of business around 1942 and the brand was sold to Maurice Lipsky Music Company (also in new...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Banjo Value, Epiphone, banjo
Epiphone, banjo, Gibson RB-3: Hi Ron: That is a difficult one to answer. I would think that most bluegrass players have a pretty narrow view of the types of instruments they prefer (Gibson banjos). OTOH Epiphone did make excellent instruments all around. I assume that yours was a tenor...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Jeffrey Clarinet, silver plate, clarinet
silver plate, clarinet, darlene: I believe that the name stamped on the clarinet, Jeffrey, was a stencil brand. Stencil brands were done most commonly around the 1950s (I believe) and this is the term for when one company makes something and another company has their name/brand stamped...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Wraparound Baritone, quality tone, sousaphone
quality tone, sousaphone, quality instruments: That would be an unusual horn. It is sousaphone or helicon shaped? It dates to 1913. There were bands in the 1800s that used a range of helicon shaped instruments, from alto down, but this horn is newer than that. Buescher made quality instruments,...

Antique Musical Instruments: accorian and book, ricordi americana, bass buttons
ricordi americana, bass buttons, todeschini: Hello and thanks for writing! There are many different variations to accordion setups. Unfortunately the Langwill Index book (basically an encyclopedia of manufacturers of musical instruments) does not have anything listed for Todeschini. If your accordion...

Antique Musical Instruments: age of an alto sax, williamsport pa, keefer
williamsport pa, keefer, providence ri: Woodwinds are really not my area, but I believe that Keefer didn t make anything except brass instruments. But their catalogs do contain clarinets, flutes, piccolos and saxophones. It is my understanding that the woodwinds were made by Prufer Manufacturing...