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09-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Need help please identifying the year my Dad's trombone was made. Daddy was born in 1923, and served briefly in WWII in the Navy. This Trombone has a number of 132675 near the bell, and a separate number which looks like possibly 1023 stamped where the slide connects to the bell portion. It also has a design on the bell, with "Collegiate", "Made by Holton", and "Elkhorn, WI" stamped on the bell.

Thank you for your help.

09-24-2011, 04:14 PM
Based upon the serial number, it was mfg. in 1939-1940 (right before WWII). The Collegiate series was a semi-pro instrument, targeted at high school type players...