Buffet American Model Cornet

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by drKmod, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. drKmod

    drKmod New Friend

    Nov 9, 2003
    Okla. City, OK
    I have used the search mode to try and locate the manufacturer of this standard cornet model. It is a Buffet American Model with W. Germany stamped on the mpc lead pipe. It has first and third triggers and inlaid pulls on the slides. The 7C mouthpiece has Buffet Crampon engraved on it. It is nicely engraved, too. Does anyone have any knowledge of this cornet. I love the way it sounds.
    Schaeffer, W Germany, made brass instruments and was bought by Buffet. Does anyone know anything about Schaeffer?
    EDIT: 1-27-2004: It appears, now, that Schaeffer and Yvette bought Buffet and Courtois made the brass instruments for Schaeffer. Weird, huh? This is probably solved.
    Don Huddleston
    Oklahoma City
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    Don't know 'bout that, as Buffet Crampon seems to be the leader in acquisition of many others, now including Besson. As with many products, those of foreign manufacture must indicate country of origin when imported to U.S., but what that means is mostly where they were assembled, possibly from parts made elsewhere. Besson once operated a plant in India.

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