Old F. Besson Meha Trumpet info??

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Johnathan Barnett, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Johnathan Barnett

    Johnathan Barnett New Friend

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    I have a chance to purchase an old F. Besson trumpet. However, I have never seen one with a rotor in the tuning slide. The owner says the bell says "Meha" and the horn is 100+ years old. I thought the Meha wasn't made until after WWII. Does anyone have any info on a horn like that? How old, value, etc..

    I have asked for the serial number and will post it when I get it.

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    It is possible that the bell was added later after the original one either got smashed, or because the owner wanted a Meha bell on it.

    Keep us posted . . .

    Tom
     
  3. Johnathan Barnett

    Johnathan Barnett New Friend

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    Ok, some additional info.

    Serial number 98xxx, comes with Bb/A tuning slide and Bb tuning slide.

    Any idea on value?
     

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