I need help identifying this trumpet I recently bought

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by beartree, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. beartree

    beartree New Friend

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    I need help identifying anything about this horn.
    It is in pretty pour shape and is pretty banged up as well as missing the beginning end of the lead pipe. The lacquer and everything on the exterior is gone except for the raw metal. It looks like someone carve a serial number "80042" and a name like "Flion" or Elion". It has bottom spring valves and seems pretty old by any standard. I am assuming it's a student model of some type but I have no idea. I have photos in the link below.
    Thanks.

    http://s1067.photobucket.com/albums/u436/Beartree/
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a stupid place to put this request. It belongs in horns. A Wiki is for encyclopedia type stuff.
     
  3. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    I didn't notice we even had this section
     
  4. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    Looks like part of a Czech wall-hanger.
     
  5. Gunner

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    Dude, you need to take the Dale Carnegie course. I need to find out how to spell Carnegie.
     
  6. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    That thing is a junker... I wouldn't even drive 5 miles to pick it up off the curb on recycling day much less PAY something for it. Where's the other valves? Tuning slides? Leadpipe is toast.
    It will cost $x,xxx to have those parts fabricated by a good restorer and when you are done all you will have is a restored crap stencil trumpet.

    If you paid for it you got screwed!
     
  7. joe1joey

    joe1joey Piano User

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    On the mother hand, its a fair enough question for a first timer. My answer is that I have no idea, and it would have been easier to venture a guess if a picture of the bell artwork/name was included. Good luck with horns and in reading about them here you will be able to find a good one at a reasonable cost.
     

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