The Virtual Museum

  Of Trumpets, Cornets and Bugles by Maker

 

Allora {Buffet-Crampon VMI, Markneukirchen, Germany}

 

Allora “AATR-101” Bb trumpet circa 2010

 

Allora “Aere 1301” All plastic Bb trumpet, circa 2015

 

American Standard {Est. 1919 as brand of Cleveland (below) became Tempo brand 1963}

 

American Standard “200” Bb trumpet, 1938

 

American Standard “205” cornet, 1948

 

American Standard “Student Prince” peashooter possible stencil Bb trumpet, circa 1930

 

American Standard possible stencil depression era Bb cornet, circa 1930

 

Antoine Courtois {now in Buffet-Crampon group, established late 18th century}

 

Courtois Arbuckle model Bb cornet, circa 1880

 

Courtois Bb trumpet stenciled to H&A Selmer New York, circa WWI

 

Courtois Bb balanced model trumpet, circa 1950s

 

Benge {Defunct brand name belonging to Conn-Selmer est. 1930s, acq’d by KMI}

 

Benge Bb trumpet in ML bore with #3 bell, KMI Los Angeles, 1973

 

Besson {now Buffet-Crampon Group producing in India, established 1838 in France, re-established 2007/8}

 

Besson 1867-design (except for modern valve caps) Bb Cornet, 1919

 

Besson 1880-design Bb trumpet, circa 1938

 

Blessing {Established 1906 Elkhart Indiana as Emil K. Blessing, later E.K. Blessing}

 

Emil K. Blessing Bb trumpet, circa 1920

 

Wm Frank “American Prep” Bb trumpet, 1959 (1910 established Frank absorbed by Blessing post-WWII)

 

Bohland & Fuchs {Est. 1862 in Graslitz, Bohemia, collectivized into Amati in 1946}

 

Bohland & Fuchs #3 “Imperial by Geo. Barings, Eng.” stencil Bb cornet with high pitch slide, circa 1880

 

Bohland & Fuchs #5 “Marceau Paris” stencil Bb cornet with high pitch slide for Sears, circa 1880

 

Bohland & Fuchs #7 “Superior, M.Bauer, HN White Sole Agent” stencil Bb cornet (HP), circa 1894

 

Bohland & Fuchs #7 Bb cornet (HP) - bell crest is blank, appears to be engraver's practice piece, circa 1895

 

Bohland & Fuchs #8 “Champion Silver Piston” stencil Bb cornet in high pitch, circa 1895

 

Bohland & Fuchs #9 “Union – HN White Sole Agent” stencil Bb cornet in high pitch, circa 1895

 

Bohland & Fuchs “Silver Star – HN White Sole Agent” stencil Bb cornet (HP), circa 1895

 

Bohland & Fuchs “Superior Silver Star – HN White Sole Agent” stencil Bb/A cornet (HP), circa 1900

 

Bohland & Fuchs “American Model”, stencil as “Imperial” for HN White, Bb/A cornet (LP), circa 1910

 

Bohland & Fuchs “Marceau Paris” stencil clone of York “Perfectone” Bb/A cornet for Sears, circa 1910

 

Bohland & Fuchs Austro-Hungarian Military field trumpet in Bb (“Trench Bugle”), circa 1915

 

Bohland & Fuchs “Marceau Paris” stencil Bb/A peashooter trumpet for Sears, circa 1930

 

Bohland & Fuchs “Henry Pourcell” for C. Bruno & Sons stencil Bb/A trumpet, circa 1935

 

Bohm-Meinl {Established 1950s, Geretsried, Bavaria, W. Germany, in a former ammunition bunker.
Purchased by Walter Nirschl, grandson of Walter Meinl and operates today from plants in India, China and Brazil.}

 

Bohm-Meinl Bb trumpet, 1950s

 

Boosey & Co. {Established 1760 as a music publisher, entered brasswind manufacturing by buying
Henry Diston's first firm in 1868, merged into Boosey & Hawkes in 1930 (unused brand of Buffet today,
B&H publishing is separate) Operated in London England}

 

Boosey & Co. Bb/A cornet in the style of Henry Diston - still carries Eagle bell crest, 1886

 

Boston Musical Instrument Co. {Established 1869 in Boston from EG Wright + Graves}

 

Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory “Ne Plus Ultra 3-star” Bb/A cornet, 1883

 

 

Boston Musical Instrument Company “Ne Plus Ultra 3-star” Bb/A cornet (LP), 1908

 

Cundy-Bettony - Boston Musical Instrument Company “Ne Plus Ultra 3-star” Bb cornet (LP), 1916

 

Cundy-Bettony - Boston Musical Instrument Company “Boss-Tone” Bb trumpet, 1917

 

Cundy-Bettony – Boston Musical Instrument Company “Three Star Model 11” Bb/A trumpet, 1922

 

Cundy-Bettony – Boston Musical Instrument Company Bb/A trumpet, 1923

 

Cundy-Bettony – Boston (probable stencil) Bb/A trumpet, circa 1927

 

Bryant-Newell{Est. 1904 Detroit Michigan , ceased operations between 1914 and 1918 - spin-off from Willard Bryant's music store}

 

Bryant Newell Invincible cornet, 1907 - damaged - this shows the unique extension spring design

 

Buescher {Est. 1903/4 by Gus Buescher, sold 1916 to AH Beardsley and Elkhart BIC in 1923}

 

Buescher “Model 5” Bb/A trumpet with Buescher’s Epoch valve system, 1918 (design circa 1907)

 

Buescher “Model 10 True-Tone” Bb/A trumpet, 1922

 

Buffet-Crampon {Est. 1825, Paris, France, Re-established 2008}

 

Buffet “American Model”, stencil made by Monke in W. Germany as supplier to Buffet, circa 1960

 

Bundy {Est. 1941 as Selmer brand, sold to Guitar Center in 2008 for Asian stencil use}

 

Selmer “George M. Bundy” Bb trumpet, 1941

 

Selmer “Bundy” Bb trumpet, circa 1970

 

Bundy “1551 Short” Bb cornet, became “Bach CR-310” in the late 1980s, circa 1979

 

C.G. Conn {Est. 1876, Elkhart In., Conn-Selmer Div. of Steinway 2003}

 

Conn “Solo Wonder” Bb/A cornet with high pitch slide, 1908 (designed 1886)

 

Conn “Wonder Vocal” C/Bb/A cornet with C crook installed, 1908 (designed 1886)

 

Conn “Connqueror” Bb/A cornet, 1908

 

Conn “Perfected Wonder” Bb/A cornet, first & second generations, 1906 in HP, 1908 in LP

 

Conn “Perfected Wonderphone” long model Bb/A cornet, 1909

 

Conn “Symphony” Bb/A trumpet, 1910

 

Conn New Wonder 80A Bb/A cornet, 1926

 

Conn Military Bb/A low pitch trumpet, 1918

 

Conn “5B Symphony” Bb trumpet, 1922

 

Conn “22B New York Symphony” Bb trumpet, 1924

 

Conn “26B” Bb trumpet, 1926

 

Conn “22B New York Symphony” Bb trumpet with modifications, 1927

 

Conn “24B Opera Grand” Bb trumpet, 1928

 

Conn “11L" HP/LP Bb American Legion bugle, ca. 1930

 

Conn “2B New World Symphony” Bb trumpet, 1937

 

Conn “10B New Era” peashooter Bb trumpet, 1932

 

Conn “48B Connqueror" Bb "vocabell" trumpet, 1937

 

Conn “15A Director” student Bb cornet (successor to 14A, successor to 26A of 1930), 1969

 

Conn 22B Bb trumpet, 1952

 

Conn 28B “Connstellation” Bb trumpet, 1954

 

Conn 38B “Connstellation” Bb trumpet, 1957

 

Conn 15B “Director” Bb student line trumpet, 1963

 

Conn 1000B “Severinsen” Bb trumpet, 1972 by serial, but model launched around 1980

 

C.G. Conn’s Pan-American {Est. 1917, absorbed 1927, became “Director” line 1957}

 

 

 Conn Pan-American 28A Bb/A cornet, 1929 (last year of 1923 model, became 90A the following year)

 

Conn Pan-American “Cavalier” Peashooter Bb trumpet, 1928

 

Conn Pan-American 30B Bb/A trumpet made for music store stencil, 1920s

 

 

Conn Pan-American 30B Bb/A trumpet, 1932

 

Conn Pan-American Bb trumpet, 1949

 

Cleveland Band Instrument Co. {Est. 1919, acq’d by H.N. White 1925}

 

 

Cleveland Bb/A trumpet, 1925

 

Cleveland “600 Greyhound" peashooter Bb/A trumpet, 1934

 

Cleveland “603” Bb/A trumpet, 1936

 

Cleveland “600B” Bb trumpet, 1938

 

Cleveland “601 Euclid” Bb/A cornet, 1939

 

Cleveland “603-T Toreador” Bb trumpet, 1956

 

 Cleveland “601-B” Bb cornet, 1963

 

Couesnon {Est. 1827 as August Guichard, 1845 as Gautrot (below), Couesnon 1883}

 

Couesnon “Modele Monopole” Bb/A trumpet, circa 19-teens

 

Couesnon “Richmond” Bb trumpet stenciled to Palmer Music, circa 19-teens

 

D.E.G./ Dynasty{Est. 1965 by Don Getzen, ceased sales of stencil marching brass before 2016, Dynasty drums continues}

 

D.E.G.Don Getzen Signature Bb trumpet, 1969 (built by Blessing)

 

Distin, Henry {Est. 1849 in England, 1878 in NY, 1882 in PA, became Brua Keefer 1909}

 

Distin Bb high pitch cornet built at Moses Slater in NY with Distin, 1881 (slides shown are Holton)

 

EA Couturier {Est. 1913 as Wm Seidel, failed, acq’d 1917, moved LaPort IN, failed 1923}

 

Couturier Continuous Conical Bore Bb/A short cornet, 1917/18

 

Couturier Continuous Conical Bore Bb/A short cornet, 1919

 

Couturier Continuous Conical Bore long cornet, 1923

 

Eastman {Est. 1992, expanded into brass 2005 with Steve Shires}

 

Eastman “ETR-420” Bb trumpet, circa 2010

 

E.F. Durand {Est. circa 2007, Asian stencil name}

 

E.F. Durand Bb slide trumpet, circa 2015

 

Elkhart Band Instrument Co. {Est. 1923, bought Buescher, name retired 1959}

 

Elkhart Bb/A trumpet, 1932

 

F.E. Olds {Est. 1912, liquidated 1979, name used by a music store on supplier-built (stencil) product now}

 

Olds "Standard" Bb cornet, 1938

 

Olds “Super” Bb trumpet, 1948

 

Olds “Recording” (model R-10) Bb trumpet, 1971

 

Olds “Studio” Bb cornet, 1951

 

Olds “Ambassador” student line Bb cornet, 1965 (1947 design)

 

Olds "Ambassador" Bb trumpet, 1976

 

Olds “T-10 Studio” Bb trumpet, 1964 (1948 design)

 

Olds “M-10 Mendez” Bb trumpet, 1953

 

Olds “Superstar” Pro Commercial Bb trumpet with inline ported valves & explosion-formed "ultrasonic" bell, 1972

 

Olds “Pinto” (& Reynolds “Ranger”) Bb trumpet with plastic valve block, 1974

 

Olds “Ambassador” Bb trumpet with Kanstul bell and customizations, 1973/19??

 

Frank Millard Co. {Est. 1904/8 in Detroit MI, closed after 1921}

 

Millard Model 7 Bb/A cornet, circa 1910

 

Gautrot {Est. 1827 as August Guichard, 1845 as Gautrot, became Couesnon 1883}

 

Gautrot Cornopian in Bb, A, Ab, G, stenciled to Wurlitzer Bros., circa 1870

 

Getzen {Est. 1947 in Elkhorn Wisconsin}

 

Getzen Bb trumpet, made in the family dairy barn, 1951

 

Getzen “300-Fanfare” Bb trumpet made for Walt Disney World use 1966-2008, 1966

 

Getzen “Eterna Severinsen Model" Bb trumpet, 1968

 

Gladiator by H.N. White {Est. 1940 as economy line, built 1940-41 & 1950-53}

 

Gladiator Bb cornet, 1940

 

Gladiator Bb trumpet, 1940

 

Grinnell Bros. {Est. 1872 Ann Arbor MI, 1881 Detroit MI, liquidated 1981}

 

Grinnell Bros. Bb/A cornet, stencil or unknown supplier-built, circa 1910

 

H.E. McMillin – Crown Brand {Est. circa 1880, Cleveland OH, died 1924}

 

Crown Bb/A cornet in Low Pitch, circa 1900

 

H.N. White {Est. 1894, sold forming King Musical Instruments 1965, now Conn-Selmer brand}

 

HN White “King Long Model” Bb/A cornet with low pitch slide installed, small bore, 1915

 

HN White “King Famous Short Model” Bb/A cornet with low pitch slide installed, medium bore, 1911

 

HN White “King Large Bore Model” Bb/A cornet with low pitch slide installed, large bore, 1907

 

HN White “King Combination/Vocal” C/Bb/A cornet with C crook installed, medium bore, 1906

 

HN White “King Small Bore” trumpet in low pitch, small bore, 1911

 

HN White “King Improved Model Long” cornet with low pitch slide installed, small bore, 1912

 

HN White “King Improved Model Vocal/Combination” C/Bb/A cornet, medium bore, 1910

 

HN White “King Improved Model Perfecto” (Perfecto #1) Bb/A cornet, medium bore, 1911

 

HN White “King Improved Model” Bb/A trumpet with low pitch slides, small bore (others avail.), 1911

 

HN White “King Special” Bb/A cornet with high pitch slides installed, large bore, 1912

 

HN White “King Perfecto” (Perfecto #2), A/Bb cornet with low pitch slides installed, medium bore, 1914

 

HN White “King Master Model” Bb/A cornet with mixed slide set, medium bore, 1915

 

HN White “King Cavalry” Bb/A cornet with high pitch slides installed, medium bore, 1916

 

“Imperial HN White Sole Agent” HN White self-stenciled Bb/A lower line cornet, circa 1916

 

HN White “King Master Model” Bb/A trumpet, available in various bores, 1916

 

HN White “King Master Model Vocal C” C/Bb/A trumpet, available in various bores, 1931

 

HN White “King Master Model Combination / Vocal” C/Bb/A cornet, medium bore, 1918

 

HN White “King Liberty” Bb/A trumpet, 1932

 

HN White “King Liberty” custom post horn, circa 1925

 

HN White “King official BSA Regulation G/F Bugle”, circa 1925

 

HN White “King Silvertone #1078 Bugle” in Bb, circa 1930

 

HN White “King Coach Horn#1076”, circa 1935

 

HN White “King American Legion Model” D Bugle, circa 1935

 

HN White “King Junior” Bb/A low line cornet, 1925

 

HN White “King Silvertone” Bb/A cornet (Master Model #2 variant), Medium bore, 1941

 

HN White “King Commander” Bb/A cornet, medium bore, 1936

 

HN White “King Liberty #2 Silvertone” Bb/A trumpet, 1935

 

HN White “King New Professional Long Model” Bb/A cornet, 1938

 

HN White “King Liberty 2B” Bb trumpet, 1947

 

HN White “King Super-20 S1” Bb trumpet, 1946

 

HN White “King Super-20 Symphony” Bb trumpet, 1963

 

HN White “King Super-20 (Master Model)” Bb cornet, 1960

 

King Musical Instruments “Silver Flair #1055” Bb trumpet (HN White 1962 design), 1968

 

HN White dual-bore (Symphony model design) “Flair” prototype, 1965

 

Harry B. Jay - Columbia {Est. circa 1905, Chicago IL, defunct by WWII }

 

Columbia “Cornet-Trumpet” model with cornet receiver installed, 1917

 

Harry Pedler & Sons {Est. 1932 as ART, renamed 1937, sold to Selmer 1958}

 

Harry Pedler and Sons “American Triumph” Bb trumpet, circa 1945

 

Henri Selmer, Paris {Est. 1885, merged with Conn 2004 as Conn-Selmer}

 

Selmer “20” in medium bore, Bb low pitch trumpet, 1938

 

Selmer Grand Prix Artistique Bb cornet, 1936

 

Herb Couf “Royalist” {stencil of Keilwerth: est.1925, reincorporated 1946}

 

Royalist Bb cornet, circa 1980

 

Royalist Bb trumpet (Keilwerth Toneking 2000), circa 1980

 

Hickernell, Prof. Ross {Est. 1922, Warren, OH., Built initially under contract by Nuss, but mostly by York through ca. 1930.}

 

Hickernell “Solo" Bb trumpet, ca. 1929 (missing York valves and unique caps)

 

Holton {Est. 1896, Chicago IL, Moved Elkhorn WI 1918, Leblanc div. 1965, Conn-Selmer brand 2004}

 

Holton “Old Model” Bb/A short cornet with low pitch slide installed, 1902 (hand built)

 

Holton “New Proportion” short Bb/A cornet with low pitch slide installed, 1905 (hand built)

 

Holton “The Holton Trumpet” in Bb/A, 1906 (hand built)

 

Holton “New Proportion” short Bb/A cornet with high pitch slide installed, 1908 (factory built)

 

Holton “New Proportion Couturier Model” Bb/A cornet, 1912

 

Holton “New Proportion Long Model” Bb/A cornet in .423” “00” bore, 1906

 

Holton “Couturier Model” Vocal C/Bb/A cornet, 1911

 

Holton Bb/A trumpet, 1910

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” HP/LP with Low Pitch slide installed in Bb/A, 1911

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” Low Pitch, in Bb/A, 1911

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” HP/LP with Low Pitch slide installed in Bb/A, 1912

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” Low Pitch, in Bb/A, 1913

 

Holton “New Proportion FC model” Bb/A cornet, 1913

 

Holton “Revelation” Bb/A cornet, 1914

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” HP/LP in Bb with Low Pitch slides installed, 1914

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” Low Pitch in Bb, 1914

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” HP/LP with Low Pitch valve slides and High Pitch tuning slide installed, 00-1/4 bore, 1915

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” HP/LP with Low Pitch slides installed, 00-1/4 bore, 1917

 

Remains of Holton 00-1/4 bore HP/LP from GLNTC Cleveland in WWI (Sousa), 1918

 

Holton “D.L.P.” D trumpet, March 11, 1915

 

“Holton-Clarke” Bb/A cornet, 1923

 

“Holton-Clarke Long Model” Bb/A cornet, 1919

 

“Holton-Clarke Long Model Vocal” C/Bb/A cornet, 1921

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” (Elkhorn) HP/LP with LP slides installed Bb/A trumpet, 1919

 

Holton “The New Holton Trumpet” (Elkhorn) Low Pitch Bb/A trumpet, 1919

 

Holton “Revelation” pre-production Bb/A trumpet, December 1919

 

Holton “Revelation” mock-up in 00-1/4 bore using 1918 New Holton Trumpet body in Bb/A, circa 1919

 

Holton “New Holton Trumpet” Bb/A trumpet, 1921

 

Holton “Revelation” (Gen 1), Bb/A trumpet, 1921

 

Holton “Revelation” (Gen 2), Low Pitch Bb/A trumpet, 1924

 

Holton “Revelation” (Gen 2), HP/LP with HP slide installed, Bb/A trumpet, 1925

 

Holton “Revelation Jazz Hound” (Gen 2), 00 bore, Low Pitch Bb/A trumpet, 1925

 

Holton Bb/A trumpet not found in surviving catalogs, 1926

 

Holton “Klatzkin Model” Bb trumpet, 1926

 

Holton “Don G. Berry Model” “1” bore (.485”) Bb/A trumpet, 1929

 

Holton “New Revelation Llewellyn Model” (Gen 2.5) Bb/A trumpet, 1929

 

Holton Collegiate “Model 172” Bb/A student trumpet, 1929 (Made in former Couturier LaPorte plant)

 

Holton “The Holton New Revelation Trumpet” Low pitch Revelation with 1927 first valve porting change, 1931

 

Holton “Revelation New Professional Symphony #50” (Gen 3) 0-1/2 (.473”) bore Bb/A trumpet, 1932

 

Holton “Revelation New Professional #30” (Gen 3) Bb/A trumpet, 1935 (“Revelation” in lacquer)

 

Holton “Revelation New Professional #30” (Gen 3) Bb/A trumpet, 1934 (“Professional” plated)

 

Holton customized “Revelation New Professional #30” (Gen 3) Bb/A trumpet, 1932 (Amado missing)

 

Holton “Revelation New Professional #32 Streamline” Bb/A trumpet, 1935 (“Revelation” in lacquer)

 

Holton “Revelation New Professional Long Model 28” Bb cornet, 1935

 

Holton “Holton-Clarke Long Model 26” Bb/A cornet, 1938

 

Holton Collegiate “Model 502”(formerly “Model 170” and “Ideal 400”) Bb/A student cornet, 1938

 

Holton Collegiate “Model 506” (formerly “Ideal 405”) Bb/A student trumpet, 1948

 

Holton “Resotone Model M34” Bb/A trumpet, 1937

 

Holton “Resotone Model 24” Bb/A cornet, 1938

 

Holton “Revelation Model 45” (Gen 4) Bb trumpet, 1939 (Amado spit keys added)

 

Holton “Model 45 Deluxe” Bb trumpet, 1941

 

Holton “Revelation Model 48” (Gen 4) Bb trumpet, 1939

 

Holton Military Bb trumpet (non-reversed, pinkie hook added to Revelation), December 1941

 

Holton Military conversion of a “Model 29” Bb cornet, 1941

 

Holton “Aida Trumpet” in Bb, 1947

 

Holton “Model 25” Bb cornet, 1947

 

Holton “Model 28” Bb cornet, 1947

 

Holton “Model 29” Bb cornet, 1947

 

Holton “Revelation Model 45” Bb trumpet, 1951

 

Holton “Deluxe Model 45” Bb trumpet, 1951

 

Holton “Revelation Model 48” Bb trumpet, 1947 (tinted lacquer with damage)

 

Holton “Revelation Model 48” Bb trumpet, 1947

 

Holton “Deluxe Model 48” Bb trumpet, 1957

 

Holton “Model 51LB Large Bore” Bb trumpet, 1952

 

Holton “Model 49 Stratodyne” Bb trumpet, 1954

 

Holton “Model 27 Stratodyne” Bb cornet based on Model 29, 1954

 

Holton “Model 47 Symphony” Bb trumpet, 1957 (trigger missing)

 

Holton Collegiate “Model 503” Bb/A student cornet, 1951

 

Holton Collegiate “Model 507” Bb student trumpet, 1951

 

Holton Collegiate “Model 504” Bb student cornet, 1955

 

Holton Collegiate “Model 508” Bb student trumpet, 1964

 

Holton “Revelation Model 45” Bb trumpet with French valves, 1958

 

Holton “Revelation Model 48” Bb trumpet, 1960

 

Holton “Special Deluxe" Model 603, marked as "SuperCollegiate" Model 604 Bb cornet, 1955

 

Holton "SuperCollegiate" Model 608 Bb trumpet, 1956

 

Holton “SuperCollegiate Model 608” Bb trumpet, 1960

 

Holton “Super-Collegiate Model 604” Bb cornet, 1959

 

Holton "C-301 Revelation" cornet, 1965

 

Holton “Galaxy” Bb trumpet, nickel silver construction, 1965

 

Holton “T-102” (formerly “Model 50” pre-Leblanc) Bb trumpet, 1966

 

Holton “ST-602” (later T-602P) Bb trumpet, 1977

 

Holton Bugle in G for USMC Drum & Bugle Corps, circa 1965

 

Holton Collegiate “T-602” Bb trumpet, 1968

 

Holton C-201 "Lauriat" Bb cornet, 1966 (introduced as "Model 28" 1963-65)

 

Holton “T-302 Revelation” Bb trumpet, 1973

 

Holton “T-???” Bb trumpet, 1966 (Built like a Stratodyne, but a 2-pc yellow brass bell. B-49?)

 

Holton “T-401 Galaxy” Bb trumpet, 1973

 

Holton C-401 "Galaxy" Bb cornet, 1973

 

Holton “ST-500 Al Hirt Special” Bb trumpet, 1966

 

Holton “C-500 Al Hirt Special” Bb cornet, 1967

 

Holton T-602 "Collegiate" Bb trumpet, 1972

 

Holton “ST-100 Symphony” (also “ST-100 Dave Stahl” post 74, “T-100” early) Bb trumpet, 1973

 

Holton “Collegiate C-602” Bb student cornet, 1972

 

Holton C-603 Bb cornet, circa 1980

 

Holton “C-604” Bb cornet, circa 1980

 

Holton “C-605” Bb cornet, circa 1990

 

Holton Collegiate “T-604” Bb trumpet, 1968

 

Holton “T-606R” Bb trumpet, built and serialized by Yamaha in Japan, circa 1975

 

Holton (Courtois-built, Leblanc serial) “T-303 Continental Silver * One” Bb trumpet, early 1968

 

Holton (Courtois-built, Leblanc-serial) “T-303” Bb trumpet, late 1968

 

Holton “T-747” Bb trumpet, 1972

 

Holton “ST-200 Bud Brisbois” Bb trumpet, 1979

 

Holton “T-304 Maynard Ferguson” Bb trumpet, 1979

 

Holton “ST-550 MF Admiral” Bb trumpet, circa 1980

 

Holton “T-100X Adjustable Gap Receiver Model” Bb trumpet, 1981

 

Holton “T-101 Symphony” (1980 Elkhart Bach 37 clone) Bb trumpet, circa 1990

 

Holton “T-602” Bb student trumpet, circa 1990

 

Holton “C-602” Bb student trumpet, circa 1990

 

Holton “LT-101” Lightweight Bb trumpet, 1990s

 

Holton “ME-2000 Millennium Edition” (specially trimmed T-105) Bb trumpet, 2000

 

Imperial{Est. August 1922 at at 643 Elmira St. in Williamsport PA., moved 1926 to 3 Maynard St., ceased ops 1935}

 

Imperial Bb trumpet, 1922

 

Jupiter (KHS Music) {Est. 1930 as Wan Wu, Taiwan, as KHS 1946, Jupiter US 1980}

 

Jupiter “JTR-600” Bb student trumpet, 1985

Jupiter “JTR-606MRL” Bb trumpet, 2010

 

Jupiter “600AB Brigadier” G/F Bugle, 2007

 

J. Higham {Est. 1842, Manchester England; closed circa 1960}

 

J. Higham “Clear Bore System, Class A” Bb/A cornet in high pitch, circa 1930

 

JW York & Son {unused brand of Buffet-Crampon group; Est.1882 Grand Rapids, closed 1971}

 

York “Professional” Bb/A cornet with Low Pitch slide installed, 1904

 

York “Al-Tru” Bb/A cornet, 1903

 

York “Perfec-tone” Bb/A cornet, 1911

 

York G bugle (appears to be high pitch), circa 1915

 

York Regulation bugle cut down to be in B-flat, circa 1915

 

 

York Regulation bugle repaired with short sleeves - will play in HP or LP in G, circa 1915

 

 

York “Field Trumpet” Bb bugle, 1918

 

York Bb/A trumpet, 1921

 

Grand Rapids Band Instrument Co., Div. of JW York & Son, Bb trumpet, circa 1920

 

York Bb trumpet, 1928

 

Grand Rapids Band Instrument Co., Div. of JW York & Son, “USA Line” Bb trumpet, circa 1930

 

York Bb trumpet, 1957

 

Kanstul {Est.1982 Anaheim CA. in the former KMI Benge plant}

 

Besson “MEHA” built under contract by Kanstul, Bb trumpet, 1987

 

LeCompte {Est.1859 Paris France, defunct 1912 }

 

Vassielleiri Fils stencil “Modele Francais” Bb cornet in high pitch by A. LeCompte, circa 1875

 

A. LeCompte “for DC Hall, Boston” Eb cornet, circa 1878

 

Ludwig’s Music {Est. 1876 by Alex Ludwig, St. Louis MO}

 

Ludwig’s “Standard” Bb/A trumpet, circa 1930

 

Lyon & Healy {Est.1889 Chicago IL, only makes/stencils harps today}

 

Lyon & Healy "Own Make" branded “Duplex” Bb/A cornet, 1909

 

Lyon & Healy (stencil of unknown) “American Professional” Bb/A cornet in Low Pitch, circa 1908

 

Martin & Co.{Est. GR Martin 1852, NY, Martin & Co. 1864, MP&C 1872, Martin Bros. 1879-85}

 

Martin & Co. cornet made at #31 Courtlandt St. NY in 1870 or 1871

 

Martin Band Instr. Co.{unused brand of Conn Selmer since 2007, Est.1904&5 Elkhart IN}

 

Martin “Renowned” presentation Bb/A cornet, 1908

 

Martin “Renowned” Bb/A trumpet in High Pitch with Low Pitch accessory at left, 1914

 

Martin “Standard” Bb/A cornet with High Pitch slide installed, 1911

 

Martin “Superlative” Bb/A trumpet with Low Pitch slide installed, 1919

 

Martin “Symphony” Bb/A trumpet with Low Pitch slide installed, 1917

 

Martin "Imperial" Bb cornet, 1922

 

Martin “Handcraft Dansant” Bb/A trumpet with High Pitch slide installed, 1927

 

Martin “New Master” Bb/A cornet, 1927

 

Martin “New Master” Bb/A trumpet, 1927

 

Martin “Troubador” Bb/A peashooter trumpet, 1931

 

Indiana Band Instrument Co. Bb/A trumpet, 1940

 

Martin Indiana “Chieftain” Bb trumpet, 1959

 

Martin "Handcraft Superlative" Bb trumpet, 1932

 

Martin “Handcraft Imperial” Bb/A trumpet, 1936

 

Martin “Standard” Bb/A cornet, 1935

 

Martin “Handcraft Committee” Bb trumpet, 1938

 

Martin “Imperial” Bb trumpet, 1954

 

Martin (div. of Wurlitzer) “Galaxy” Bb trumpet, 1969

 

Meredith Band Instrument. Co.{Est. 1904 by Z. Albert Meredith (b.14-Dec. 1869 in Waring Ohio)
operated 1907-1920 in Marion Ohio. Unique patented open valve porting system}

 

Meredith Open Tone Bb/A cornet, 1914

 

Millereau {Est. 1790s Raoux, sold to (1815) Labbaye 1857, to Millereaux 1878, to Selmer 1932}

 

Millereau “Brevette” Bb trumpet, circa 1915

 

Rudy Muck{Est. 1936 New York, NY. Sold to Carl Fischer around 1950, continued through 1960s}

 

Rudy Muck "Citation" Bb trumpet, 1950 (Bach .468-bore NY Strad Clone built with York and Blessing parts)

 

Orsi, Prof. Romeo {Est. 1836 Tradate Italy}

 

Orsi Bb trumpet, circa 1935

 

Pollman, August {Est. 1880 NY NY, defunct after 1905}

 

August Pollman Bb/A cornet in High Pitch (likely stencil of unknown), circa 1880

 

Reynolds {Music store stencil since 1979; Est. 1936, sold to Scherl & Roth 1946, Olds 1963}

 

Reynolds Bb trumpet, 1938

 

Ohio Band Instr. Co. (Reynolds student line) “Regent” Bb/A cornet, 1937

 

Ohio Band Instr. Co. (Reynolds student line) “Roth 300” Bb trumpet stencil for Scherl & Roth, 1940

 

Moses Slater {Est.1865, Slater died 1889 but the company lasted till 1920}

 

Slater cornet built identically to the Distin cornets from New York, ca.1880s

 

S.R. Leland & Son {Est. 1839 Worcester MA, closed 1915}

 

Valved Bugle attributed to SR Leland & Son (questionable), circa 1915 (questionable)

 

Salvationist Publishing {Est. 1889 London Eng., sold to Boosey & Hawkes 1972}

 

Salvation Army “Bandmaster” Bb/A cornet, 1940

 

Sistek Music {Est. 1904 Cleveland OH, burned down 1970 in murder-arson}

 

Sistek Bb trumpet, 1918/19 (Jas. Sistek manufactured before and after founding Cleveland BIC)

 

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics {Est. 1917, dissolved December 1991 }

 

Soviet Collective-built “U80P” push-button rotary valve Bb cornet, date estimated between 1950 & 80

 

Moscow Tool Factory Bb trumpet, 1959

 

Orpheus Bb trumpet, Ministry of Local Manufacturing, USSR, Slavutych (Ukraine, replacement for Pripyat after Chernobyl accident), August 1991

 

Vega {Est. DC Hall 1862 Boston MA, multiple reincorporations, Bought by Vega Banjo 1895}

 

Vega "Chas E. George" Bb trumpet, 1922 (second version with 1915 patent)

 

Vega “Odell” (named for Thompson & Odell publishers, prior owner) Bb trumpet, circa 1920

 

Vincent Bach Corp. {Est. 1918 NY NY, sold to Selmer 1961, Conn-Selmer Co. Elkhart}

 

Bach “Stradivarius Model, 43” Bb trumpet, 1961 (Mt.Vernon, originally lacquer , gold plated and first slide throw added)

 

Bach “Stradivarius Model, 37” Bb trumpet, 1963 (assembled Mt.Vernon, lacquered Elkhart)

 

Bach “TR-300” student line Bb trumpet, 1988

 

Bach “180MLV72G/25 Stradivarius” Bb trumpet, 2009 (early post strike/restructuring build)

 

W.F.L. Drums {Est. 1936}

 

 

WFL G-D Single Valve Bugle for American Legion competition. Designed 1927, Ludwig & Ludwig

 

Wm. Frank & Co.{Est. 1914, absorbed by Blessing after WWII, tooling sold to Schilke Music Product in 1956 to make mouthpieces}

 

 

Wm. Frank "Excelsior" Bb trumpet, 1933

 

W.J. Gronert {Est. ca. 1900, merged into Martin BIC 1911}

 

 

W.J. Gronert “Masterpiece Grand" Bb/A cornet, ca. 1900

 

Wurlitzer {Est. 1856, exited band instrument market 1971}

 

Wurlitzer “Symphony” Bb/A stencil or unknown supplier-built Bb/A cornet, circa 1910

 

Wurlitzer “Feature” Bb/A stencil or unknown supplier-built Bb/A trumpet, circa 1920

 

Yamaha {Est. 1887 Japan}

 

Yamaha “YTR-761” D/Eb trumpet, 1972

 

Yamaha “YTR-632” Bb trumpet, 1972

 

Yamaha “YTR-739T” Bb trumpet, 1979

 

Yamaha “YTR-8335RG(S) Xeno” Bb trumpet, circa 2000

 

Unmarked Yamaha “YCR-8335G(S)” Bb cornet, 2016

 

Unattributable

 

Natural trumpet in tight wrap, presumed 19th century

 

J.W. Pepper, Philadelphia, PA. Stencil Eb Cornet, circa 1885

 

Orpheum New York Stencil Bb trumpet, Made in France, circa 1930

 

Regulation-style bugle in Eb, from Germany, presumed mid-20th century

 

Revere "Special" Bb trumpet, circa 1947 (made in US occupied future West Germany)

 

False-antique. British colonial Bb field trumpet, made in India, circa 2000

 

 

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