Besson Rapuano 1922

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  1. Pascalouisiana

    Pascalouisiana Mezzo Piano User

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    RARE VINTAGE FABRICATION B FLAT TRUMPET | eBay

    It looks like a very interesting specimen.
    I was wondering if the nickle parts were original or not. As you can see, they are placed on contact points (valve casing, 3rd valve, underneath the leadpipe...) They look good though, who ever added them (if so) knew what he was doing.
     
  2. Dale Proctor

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    I wonder if they are "preventative patches" as the ad says, or patches over extremely worn areas?
     
  3. Pascalouisiana

    Pascalouisiana Mezzo Piano User

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    That's the point. They don't look new though.
     
  4. Pascalouisiana

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  5. Dale Proctor

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    Pre war, eh? I wonder which war...WWI?...ha ha
     
  6. barliman2001

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    Patches over worn areas, I should say; old patches; but if you look closely at #3 valve slide, you'll see there is massive wear and corrosion, to the point where you can see red rot beside verdigris... this horn has had an extremely hard life, has been valued enough to be patched and re-patched, but is now ready for a burial with full honours.
     
  7. Clarkvinmazz

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    That bell rim makes me sad.
     
  8. Pascalouisiana

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    Well, the guy who put 450 on it and the trumpet should listen to that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgw_RD_1_5I

    Luckily for the guy, the reserve is not met...:-(:roll:
     
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  10. Pascalouisiana

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    Yep, toooooooooo cool! Tooooooooooooo clean!
    To me it's like the Martin Picco000loo0000000 on the Bay now........
     

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