request for help to identify Holton trumpet

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  1. Jerzy

    Jerzy New Friend

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    Help is needed to identify one Holton Trumpet.
    I live in Poland (Europe) and I have received Holton trumpet from my friend. This trumpet is marked as follows:
    - on the valve casing there is: HOLTON & CO
    ELKHORN WIS.
    and below the quite short number 441747

    - There is also special plaque with the following decorated inscription:
    Holton
    Collegiates
    Elkhorn Wis.
    USA

    - at mouthpiece receiver you have marked the type: T 602

    I have learned from one music shop that it is probably school model what means neither professional, nor for advanced students. And no more information.
    Can anybody more experienced tell me:
    - which year about was this trumpet manufactured?
    - was it manually manufactured or by machines?
    - it is really school trumpet or the quality is higher?

    Thanks in advace for any help
    Jerzy
     
  2. Buck with a Bach

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    The T-602 is a student grade horn........:oops:
     
  3. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    Hi Jerzy, Your Holton Collegiate was made somewhere between 1967-68.
    It is a student horn made in great numbers for many years for the school level instrument business and are well regarded for that purpose. I imagine it was made by machines, it certainly is not a pro level instrument. The T 602 was a model in the series produced for years. You can find many Holton Collegiates from different years on Ebay. You can go to the mostly inactive Holton Loyalist site for more info. www.holtonloyalist.com

    Holton is now part of the Conn-Selmer conglomerate and mainly makes french horns these days.
     
  4. Jerzy

    Jerzy New Friend

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    Thank you for your help.
    Jerzy
     

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