(I apologise for the duplicate, my computer is very slow and laggy)
Last year, I was going to visit Germany and Austria so around weeks before my departure, I was on German Ebay and to my delight I found a rather in-my-budget cornet. It had rotary valves, looked quite cute. The seller had no idea except it was a cornet and it was from his attic. (Probably a family relic).
So, at midnight I woke up and bid for the cornet and won with the price 138 euros.
Zooms past a few months.... Back in NZ
So, I first I do a quick inspection. I see no marking on the cornet, no engraving, krantz or anything.
NO maker's mark. It is not a real precision horn but it is playable. Rather a kuhlohorn+cornet style sound. Love to play around with it in spare time.
A few days later, I try to work the valves but doing an internal rotor removal and oil it internally.
I open the first valve and the work is not precision. The screws cannot be too loose or too tight, it needs to be a little semi-loose to allow the rotor to move. and to my surprise, a teaspoon amount of metal shaving comes out.
After that I clean out that valve and put it back.
and I forget everything about it.
After a few months,
Barliman finds an german auction and posts it somewhere. It is the exactly same cornet but with a patch stamped:
Restored by August Clemens Giler
So I think don't know who made it.....
I need help from the community to help me identify this mystery cornet.
I would like a possible maker, manufactured location and time era when it was possibly made.
I presume its a 1920s~30s, by looking at the linkages and I believe those were used particularly by the makers in Markneukirchen during a specific time during the 30s and was only used on professional level horns.