View Full Version : Need help dentifying a maker/model

04-19-2012, 10:41 AM
I need some help identifying a maker/model/age of a trumpet that was given to me.

It is a trumpet (NOT a Coronet), with a silver finish (possibly silver-plated?)

I found the number "709" stamped under the numbers "1 2 3" on the valve body, and the number "709" stamped on the first curve coming from the lead pipe.

The only other marks I have found on the Trumpet itself is "Student Model, American Made" and some kind of design surrounding the words engraved into the bell on the side facing up.

I think it's the original case that it's in.

The other question is this: Is it worth the repairs to make it usable? It needs some work. The supports have come undone and at some point (before I owned it) did a crappy job trying to solder it back together. Where the bell is attaches to the valve body has also come loose and again someone tried to solder it together. The valves move freely, but none of the slides will move. It has a great sound, (as long as I hold the bell piece on, I can play it).

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w384/Saizmijamaza/04192012_003.jpg (number "709" on lead pipe)
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w384/Saizmijamaza/04192012_004.jpg (number "709" on valve body)
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w384/Saizmijamaza/04192012_001.jpg (bell engravings)
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w384/Saizmijamaza/04192012_002.jpg (case and instrument)