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06-27-2011, 06:45 PM
I just purchased a Holton trumpet with H.P crooks and L.P. crooks. The serial number is 63120. Alson on the second valve it says H-C. Can I presume that the horn is a Bb-C? Any other information would be greatly appreciated.

06-27-2011, 09:06 PM
Most likely around 1924 - 1925.... The HC sounds like a Holton Clarke model. Please confirm if it is a trumpet or a cornet?

06-27-2011, 09:43 PM
Good question. On the bell it says, "Holton Clarke Model" Is that a cornet or trumpet? I cannot tell. It looks mostly cylindrical.

06-28-2011, 07:24 AM
Take a look at the bottom is page and let me know if it looks like the Holton - Clarke version...


06-30-2011, 09:34 AM
It looks more like the 6th picture from the bottom,
Model: Series Clarke - Key Bb. The one that says

images courtesy:
Mike Peterson
Owner: Chuck Dillenbeck serial #: 62379
Dec. 2007

Mine is silver and has 8 extra crooks marked HP or LP.

06-30-2011, 03:10 PM
180179178Trumpet or Cornet?

06-30-2011, 07:35 PM
This is a cornet, as Holton sold it... Herbert Clarke played and endorsed this model during the hey day of cornet solos with bands such as Sousa, etc...

06-30-2011, 09:59 PM
Do you have any other information about this cornet? Leadpipe measurements, etc.
It looks to be cylindrical rather than conical.
Thank you for responding to my questions.

07-04-2011, 09:01 AM
I'm sorry, but I don't have any detailed measurements... I'm looking in some of my old scans for any other details I have on this instrument. If it helps, this model was known as a long model cornet, and some of the advertisements of the time.