York Airflow

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Einar, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Einar

    Einar Pianissimo User

    Dec 18, 2009
    Have anyone ever played a York Airflow Trumpet? Looks weird but at the same time beautiful Imo. Also do you know where it's possible to get one and what would and average price be?

    Here's a link for those who haven't seen it.
    1940 York
    1940 York
  2. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

    Sep 13, 2006
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  3. aspires

    aspires Pianissimo User

    Mar 15, 2008
    I.e., when someone dies but has no heirs to play it. Maybe once every five years one will come up for auction?
  4. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

    Aug 28, 2005
    Grand Rapids, Mi.

    York Band Instrument Co. built the Airflow trumpets and cornets for a short time in each of two years, 1939 and 1940. They were designed by A.J.'Bill' Johnson and he did not sell the rights or patents to Carl Fischer when he was bought out of York in 1940. This means that the number of Airflows is very small and was a long time ago. This also means an attrition in numbers by virtue of years. Every year there becomes a lesser number of them available. Considering their cosmetic beauty, their rarety and their extreme playability, it is imperitive that their market prices will rise exponentially. THANK YOU LORD!!!

  5. Einar

    Einar Pianissimo User

    Dec 18, 2009
    Urgh! Would sell my leg for an Airflow! and maby 50 years later if i want to sell it i can sell it for much more price than i bought it! :D

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