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    Besson Rapuano 1922

    RARE VINTAGE FABRICATION B FLAT TRUMPET | eBay

    It looks like a very interesting specimen.
    I was wondering if the nickle parts were original or not. As you can see, they are placed on contact points (valve casing, 3rd valve, underneath the leadpipe...) They look good though, who ever added them (if so) knew what he was doing.
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    I wonder if they are "preventative patches" as the ad says, or patches over extremely worn areas?
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Proctor View Post
    I wonder if they are "preventative patches" as the ad says, or patches over extremely worn areas?
    That's the point. They don't look new though.
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    and then you have this one from the same era, with some patches too, but here they look like an afterward work RARE PRE WAR F Besson. Trumpet " GRAND PRIX" | eBay
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    Pre war, eh? I wonder which war...WWI?...ha ha
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    Patches over worn areas, I should say; old patches; but if you look closely at #3 valve slide, you'll see there is massive wear and corrosion, to the point where you can see red rot beside verdigris... this horn has had an extremely hard life, has been valued enough to be patched and re-patched, but is now ready for a burial with full honours.
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    That bell rim makes me sad.
    Lots of old horns...some Bachs, Some conns, A Getzen or two...
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    Quote Originally Posted by barliman2001 View Post
    Patches over worn areas, I should say; old patches; but if you look closely at #3 valve slide, you'll see there is massive wear and corrosion, to the point where you can see red rot beside verdigris... this horn has had an extremely hard life, has been valued enough to be patched and re-patched, but is now ready for a burial with full honours.
    Well, the guy who put 450 on it and the trumpet should listen to that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgw_RD_1_5I

    Luckily for the guy, the reserve is not met...
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    Look at this little cool horn!
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    Re: Besson Rapuano 1922

    Quote Originally Posted by BrassBandMajor View Post
    Look at this little cool horn!
    Besson Piccolo Trumpet in F | eBay
    Yep, toooooooooo cool! Tooooooooooooo clean!
    To me it's like the Martin Picco000loo0000000 on the Bay now........
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