Well came back to NZ, went in the room and got the old Collegiate plate stamped worn out case. There it was one of the most highly regarded cornet in band history for students as lying there, funnily enough though the slides look corodded and in bad condition it was free! All three slides including the tuning slide! I quickly greased them up and etc. but the valves when I bought it the seller did say something about the valves not popping up, well I thought it was a simple stuck valve problem but the thing was the valves were fine but I am thinking the valves are missing their springs? I have never seen the 1950s collegiate valves before,.,,.. Could someone help me? What can I do? Dennis do you have these valves too?
JUST WILL BE ADDING A YAMAHOLTBLANC(Yamaha-Holton-LeBlanc) younger brother in the last pic for fun.
Will be making a thread on the other horns later.