View Full Version : frank holton coronet serial # 1

06-13-2011, 06:55 PM
175176177i wanted some info on a coronet i have on the middle of the coronet is has a number 1 .then it says frank holton chicago 10477 .it also says new porpotion made by frank holton chicago.also says someting glory? san francisco.the case has a red ribbon that says 2638-46 gladys ave chicago.any info would be appreciated. Here's some newly added photos!http://304.jpg

06-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Wow, this is a very early Holton cornet.

The serial number would date it to a mfg. date of approx. 1910-1911.

The marking of "1" on the valve casing refers to the bore of the cornet. The bore options on New Proportions were 0, 0-, 0, and 1 bores. The "1" bore is a large bore, more than likely a 0.468"

Other Markings
I'm still digging through my files on the specific reference to San Franscisco, Glory. Perhaps a military band instrument. A similar model with the serial number 10465, was engraved "engraved as 55th Infantry Division of the Iowa National Guard". Perhaps engraved for a local (San Francisco) Navy division band? I'll keep digging on this.

Here's an example from the same time era of a New Proportion cornet.


Other examples - Case
I'm assuming you case looks similar to this example.

I'll keep editing this post, as I find more information from my files...

06-13-2011, 09:05 PM
yes the case is identical to the one you posted thank you.