Although they have a reputation for being bright, mine is very mouthpiece sensitive. I have no idea if it is actually related in quality to the well known Ambassadors I hear about on these forums. For more information on Silver Bells. Can´t find any serial number anywhere! That means we go from 1933 7250 approx to near 14000 by 1942. What kind of music does it sound best in? It is important to note that the serial number sequence we are analyzing includes trumpets, cornets, trombones, and a few french horns prior to the war, and eventually expanded to include alto horns, mellophones, euphoniums, tubas, and sousaphones. Production supposedly did not start in Elkhart until 1965? All of the serial numbers listed on this page end when The H. Just use a good metal polish like Maas or Semichrome.Next
Also , go to Ebay search for Olds trumpets , as there are usually many to compare yours too. It was very expensive when I purchased it 30 years ago. Even those can be fixed but now your talking more money. But there's more to it than that. Since these were very likely being made to order at that time, this probably means trombone number 4094 was actually made in late 1926.Next
The Mendez model did not have a thinner bell. Another catalog is actually dated 1939 and shows the Radio model cornet but still does not introduce the Super Recording trumpet and cornet. Greenleaf, almost clairvoyantly, realized a need for the advancement of instrumental music in the schools. It does not seem to exist on the lists above. I own or have owned 24 trumpets including a mint Olds Studio, an Olds Recording, and a Besson French Classic, but my favorite trumpets are my Reynolds Pro models. I have one in excellent condition with a serial no. It's seen better days, I'm sure it's been rented out to students over the years, but what a blast to play.Next
Moreso than any other horn I've played to date. I don't think the slides will take to grease due to the lacquer. I'd appreciate any feedback or new information--just send me an. The tone, though denser and thicker than the tone of the Recording, is noticeably warmer and broader than that of the Super. The departure from the Super design was the forward placement of the valves and the offset second valve. Conn produced the first American-built cornet.Next
For more information on Silver Bells. The Conn factory also built the world's largest drum, a slide tuba to make noises like a ship's warning whistle, tenor tubas for the jackass role in Strauss' Don Juan, and a saxophone for one-armed musician Al Miller. The time and dates, Above and Below; Serial Numbers, Date of Manufacture, along with any other delineation or notation, or reference listed on this page are accurate to the best of our current knowledge as of January 2012, and I have no knowledge that there are an inconsistencies or inaccuracies listed or published on this reference page. For instance, I know that the Recording cornet was redesigned in January of 1948 but the earliest that we know of so far is 53,871 and I'm guessing that it was made a year or so later and we will find earlier examples in the future. It has led generals into battle and laid our heros to rest.
Maybe there's a feedback loop going on, but why mess with success. His foresight and energy continued to add to Conn's innovations. Conn French horns, for example, have been the horn of choice for the Hollywood film industry for most of the 20th Century. To support my theory, they used nickel silver tone rings on Supers that were engraved with Los Angeles into the early 1960's. It kind of makes me think it was poorly done. Of particular interest was this paragraph comparing the Olds to the Mendez.
Conn, the oldest continuous manufacturer of band instruments in America, literally gave birth to the U. Also, I know that the Recording cornet was redesigned in January of 1948 but the earliest that we know of so far is 53,871 and I'm guessing that it was made a year or so later and we will find earlier examples in the future. This model was a small improvement of the No. One Saturday night in 1873, Civil War veteran Charles Gerard Conn got involved in a brawl that resulted in a split lip. The super slots better than either of them, plays easier than either of them and so much for the vaunted Schilke valves cause the Super valves blow them away! Vaudeville was at its peak, and the theaters and music halls of Elkhart saw a steady procession of the finest bands and musicians of the day. That is fairly close to the estimate above 1200-1500 based on the report of Super 46xx.Next
He was responsible for founding the first national school for band directors, first and only center for the study of musical acoustics, first successful short action valves, first all-electronic organ and first fiberglass sousaphones, among other legendary advancements. Shown in the 1911 Christmas Catalog. This became more apparent when Dale Olson found out that fellow Olds alumni, Howard Wilson had an archive of photos and information from the factory that he saved when it was being thrown out. Vernon 7C and some sweet vintage sax and clarinet mouthpieces. All images and text, ©1999 Alan Rouse. Mercury 12615 1953 — Earliest known Mt.Next
They are truly not the same horn. I have never sold a musical instrument before, so pricing and determining who to trust with my horn, is a real challenge. White Company was sold in 1965. Also, we have a positive date for purchase of trombone number 4094 in late 1926. Vernon horns were revered were motivating factors of the workers. I believe this one was made much earlier and sat on a shelf somewhere for about seven years.Next