old trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 1989Trumpet, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. 1989Trumpet

    1989Trumpet New Friend

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Providence, Pa
    I have an old trumpet that I picked up from a fleamarket in Washinton State in 1998. It has an ingraving on the bell that says Cavalier. Elkhart. IND. U.S.A. also in the ingraving is a picture of a knight on a horse. The serial number is42280. Could anyone tell me if they know how old the horn it. It smells really old. It still plays. I tried to upload some photos of the trumpet without success. The file was to big.
  2. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

    Sep 14, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Hi Megan,

    It seems to me that what you have is a Pan American Conn Trumpet. Here's the link that I used to discern that: http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/Panam94B193ximage.html

    By the serial number I'd say it's quite old 1930's to 1950's maybe.

    Here's a website that should help you find it's origins.


    This is the Conn Loyalist website; lot's of information.

    Hope this helps.

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2006

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