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Dave Braun
06-20-2012, 05:32 PM
Hi, sorry about the large font but I wanted to see what I am typing. I have what is to me a very unusual Holton trumpet. It has a very large bell diameter of 5.55 inches. The serial number is 140718 and I think it is from 1941 manufacture. Here are two pictures of it:255256

I am hoping someone can identify this so I might find out added information. I looked at many photos on the loyalists website and did not see this. thanks, Dave Braun

vets4justice
06-20-2012, 07:26 PM
I just posted from 1939, very nice, hope we can connect.

Dave Braun
06-20-2012, 08:36 PM
I appreciate your post from 1939 which is about the same time as my trumpet was made. Have you seen a trumpet like mine? thanks, Dave

vets4justice
06-20-2012, 08:38 PM
I have one, have not seen another, am looking at one with a 4 digit serial number. Looks like 1905. Mine is silver plated and just out of rehab.

Jerry

holtonloyalist
06-20-2012, 09:05 PM
Could be a Eb trumpet?

vets4justice
06-20-2012, 09:07 PM
I am a newby at this, but want to collect. I like the old ones and have them redone at shop. Just like a great old horn. I do not play, jsut blow and make nosie, trust my refubisher.

Jerry

Dave Braun
06-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Jerry, have you posted a picture of yours?

vets4justice
06-20-2012, 09:10 PM
What is EB Trumpet?? Thanks but, am really new to this. I collect old RailRaoad Pocket Watches and Pocket knives and art deco 40's - 50's wrist watches??? I think that I have found a new venue with thesr old horns???

Jerry

Dave Braun
06-20-2012, 09:12 PM
It plays like a Bb trumpet but looks like a cornet with a large bell about the size of a fluglehorn bell

holtonloyalist
06-20-2012, 09:19 PM
Found another reference. This is a Holton Flugelhorn. Does the engraving say Collegiate in the engraving?

Here's another example, SN 134xxx

http://horn-u-copia.net/picture.php?show=./instruments/Holton/Holton-fluglehorn-134377.jpg

Here's more detailed photos of the same horn. Are you sure it plays in Bb?

http://www.holtonloyalist.com/otherbrass.htm

vets4justice
06-20-2012, 09:20 PM
No , sun is not out, will do tomorrow. Refurbisher, cleaned all silver (was sold black when I got) , has all slides working (had to soak for two weeks in degreaser) , compressions all checked out and said " You have something special." whatever that means. Store owner said same thing. It really came out nice, was all black and wife said, "What did you buy now???" All clean and case was cleaned, but case is still a dog, but locks work and fits. I will post tomorrow with pics. I do not play, but I blew horn tonight and Shi-Tzus went nuts.
I will info with pics tomorrow in sunlight.
Thanks for asking,
Jerry

Dave Braun
06-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Thanks, my horn does say Collegiate, it is in Bb for sure and it takes a trumpet mouth piece. At that time was it possible for Fluglehorns to have a trumpet MP lead pipe? the latest really nice pictures look just like my horn. thanks so much, Dave

vets4justice
06-20-2012, 10:16 PM
I amy have a fugle horn, too??? I will send pics in morning??? NOW i am really confuseD. ??? That's what you get when you get stuff you do not know about??? I just buy and sell on Ebay and what comes out, just does.??? Drives my wife craZy, because I always make $$$.

Jerry

vets4justice
06-21-2012, 12:24 AM
For dave,

Will psot pics in morning.
\Jerrry

vets4justice
06-21-2012, 11:28 AM
258Here's a couple of pics for you. Has engraving on top of horn and just out of rehab. The guy did a beautiful job, was black when I rescued.257

vets4justice
06-21-2012, 04:11 PM
I can email good pics if anyone wants.

Jerry

Dave Braun
06-21-2012, 08:59 PM
Jerry, that looks different than mine............looks like a trumpet to me, thanks, Dave

holtonloyalist
06-21-2012, 10:18 PM
295Here's a couple of pics for you. Has engraving on top of horn and just out of rehab. The guy did a beautiful job, was black when I rescued.294

Looks like this example, Model 400 Ideal (about half way down the page)

http://www.holtonloyalist.com/trumpets.htm