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    i give up.....

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    If you can not stand up as a good role model, please sit down!

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    Ok! I did it! Martin Trumpet! Serial #179xx. Was This made in 1919? It is in rough shape, can it play again? The valves seem pretty good!

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    I don't know anything about this model but in general, any horn can be made to play again. It is simply a matter of the cost vs the perceived result (either as a player, a collectible, or as a nostalgic item). There are many good shops mentioned on this forum that can certainly turn it into a showpiece for you. Whether it will be a good player depends on whether it was one when it was new - some never were good players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livingston View Post
    Ok! I did it! Martin Trumpet! Serial #179xx. Was This made in 1919? It is in rough shape, can it play again? The valves seem pretty good!
    Yes, the Martin serial list starts with 17221-1919 (Kirmser). I've seen a lot worse horns. Do the slides pull? Is the leaderpipe damaged? Looks like nice engraving. As CBK said, it is up to you to evaluated the horn's future. An inspection /opinion on necessary repairs, pitfalls, etc. and estimated cost would be the determining factor for me, (If I had any money).
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    Hello! Thank you for the responses! So, in general the horn is all there. There is no damage to the leaderpipe and the valves work really good ( I was actually amazed as it has sat for about 25 years in my mothers closet). Does anyone know if this is a student or professional model? I was thinking professional just because of the cool engraving! And does it have a model name, is it a committee? Also, does anyone know approximately how much it would cost to have a good repair person restore this horn? Thanks again, Livingston.

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