old trumpet

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  1. 1989Trumpet

    1989Trumpet New Friend

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    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

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    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.

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/

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

    Hope this helps.

    John
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2006

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