Trumpet restoration & identification

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  1. davetheretread

    davetheretread New Friend

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    If the mouthpiece is an original you have made a great purchase. The 80A I play is a 1941 model. According to what I have read you may wish to investigate if the mouthpiece you have is a short shank mouthpiece. I have hears but cannot confirm that short shank mouthpieces from earlier cornets may differ with regard to where the leadpipe and inner end of the mouthpiece converge. I do not have a Conn original mouthpiece but rather a more modern short shank mouthpiece and I do have intonation issues.
     
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  2. Brassman64

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  3. Farmboy

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    Awesome replies the guy at the store could have said cornet he was real busy and wanted to get back to work in the back room. Here are some more pics also need a handle for the case

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    It looks like the rings are there so you just need the handle itself, find one that matches the distance between the bases where the rings attach. Use a rag with the pliers to spread the rings to get them loose from the bases, and then use the rag with the pliers to put them back in place.
     
  5. OldSchoolEuph

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    Looks like a reasonably complete kit. You will want to find a good tech and have corks put on that mute - the originals no doubt crumbled long ago, but no one replaced them.

    The mouthpiece is not the same form as a period Conn. Am I seeing things, or is that an exceedingly rare Millard mouthpiece? The original Conns are not that hard to come by - I have 3 - while a Millard, though not appropriate for this cornet, is quite an unusual find.

    Was the ownership history detailed by the seller? This must have belonged to a collector at some point.
     
  6. OldSchoolEuph

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    By the way, it's a bit of a drive for you, but Tim Holmes at a+r music in Lincoln Park is the sort of person you want to have work on a horn like this. He is the closest to you who is of that top level in workmanship and restoration knowledge.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    You have a really nice horn in good condition from that time period. Without looking at the horn for the model markings, if they're there, It could be any of the Victor series cornets. It appears complete but more pics of everything in the case and the case would be great! The model number could be 80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,90,91,92,and last but not least 93! PHEW!!! All were cornets so were stamped with an "A" after the model number. BTW

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    The horn was sold at auction so the auctioneer didn't know much about it and I don't know if the owner is still alive.
     
  9. Farmboy

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    More pics thank you everyone for all your time IMG_20180313_090235266_LL~2.jpg IMG_20180313_090150859_LL.jpg IMG_20180313_090753374_LL~2.jpg IMG_20180313_090247511_LL.jpg IMG_20180313_090420555_LL.jpg IMG_20180313_090235266_LL~2.jpg IMG_20180313_090150859_LL.jpg IMG_20180313_090753374_LL~2.jpg IMG_20180313_090247511_LL.jpg IMG_20180313_090420555_LL.jpg
     
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  10. tobylou8

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    Alright, you can rule out any Victor cornet with an A/Bb slide. There's no slot for it in the case.
     

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