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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Rookie Bob, Sep 9, 2012.
TRUMPET VINTAGE SILVER #57 KING CASE FRANK HOLTON & CO #7 MOUTH PIECE USED | eBay
It's a King trumpet, and I believe King is a branch of C. G. Conn.
EDIT: I know this because it says 'Brand: King' on the Item specifics section.
I think you have identified the CASE as a KING case, but the horn appears to be a No Brand - 57 seems to be the serial number.I don't recognise it as a King, but there are hints of Conn. But I am swayed to an Indian copy. Markings on the valves may help to identify it, but from the evidence I cannot add anything - except it is probably not a King Trumpet, just a King branded Case.
Even though the seller of the item has advertised it as being a King brand instrument on the item specifics? Seems unlikely. But if it isn't, it's false advertising, and I'm pretty sure that's illegal...
OK then what model King is it?
I have re-read the ad, and he is very clear about what is branded and what is not, there is a King Case and a Holton Mpce, and a unknown Trumpet with Number or Model 57. I think that is why the OP has asked the question.
The Ebay seller seems very clear and honest in his discription: As found used silver plated Trumpet in a King case with the #57 on the Trumpet. Finish is in as found condition but should polish up nicely. A few wear throughs see the pictures. I spotted a few small dings in the Trumpet see the pictures.
I don't think it is a King.
No idea mate, I'm only 14!
What I'm trying to say is that he put the instrumental model brand as 'King' in his item specifics box. That suggests that it is either a King model or very close to one. Or a Chinese rip-off.
chinese/Indian knockoff... run away
Frank E. Holton was a manufacturer and often instruments are not found in original cases, but this instrument looks much newer than those made by the now defunct Holton Company that was absorbed by LeBlanc, a division of Conn-Selmer in 1964.
Those are the kinds of horns you buy on eBay and then wish you didn't .... walk away