Almost one year ago, many kind folks here helped me identify my deceased father's old trumpet and suggested sources for restoration. From what I can gather, the Conn trumpet was made in 1932 or 1933 and has a rimless bell. It was dad's favorite trumpet and used in the RCA Columbia Recording Studios. It has a very low serial number and beautiful art deco etchings on the bell. The trumpet was in truly abysmal condition and I really questioned whether it could be restored. Attached please find the finished product mounted in a custom-made shadowbox. Unfortunately, the light in the piano room where it hangs isn't the best for photos. Charles Hargett at Kanstul was great to work with, and they did a miraculous job making the trumpet look almost brand new. The art deco etchings on the bell looking stunning! The trumpet's slides are also fully functional and I don't doubt that the trumpet could be played again. I can hardly believe it is the same instrument! I think dad would be thrilled The gentleman who made the shadowbox is local but will custom make almost anything your heart desires and ship it out. He constructed my box in the exact dimensions I asked with beautifully mitered corners, custom trim, velvet backing, brass interior corners, etc. The box was stained with a custom blend to match my hardwood floors perfectly. He constructed the box so that the back is mounted on a hinge so that the trumpet can be easily removed. If anyone would like to contact him, his name is Tom Kelly and his e-mail address is [email protected]. Now, it's time for me to personalize the project by adding pictures and old mementos on the black velvet behind the trumpet. A big "thank you" to everyone here who graciously contributed to the process. Christmas came early for me this year!