Gallery 111 photos in 7 albums en-US Sun, 14 Jun 2009 04:36:54 -0400 Gallery 1.5-pl1, 40 Gallery 144 108 597d2db78685378b759a3cf6e4dd85b4 Collection Overview Sun, 24 May 2009 06:02:37 -0400 108 144 Quick view of just one or two pics of each horn. Detailed pictures will be added in other albums as I have time c15693e91851900d5b201460fc18c3f4 Amati Kraslice Double Horn Tue, 25 Nov 2008 20:26:12 -0500 107 144 Recently bought on eBay. Identified by the seller as Amati Kraslice,Czechoslovakia, which changed hands during World War II. Craftsmen in that area have been know for a tradition of instrument makers since the early 1800's. The leadpipe has been replaced, the original was stamped 'Germany'. The seller says this horn was originally unlaquered and has been sprayed with a coat of laquer. I don't know the age. It is beautiful and well kept, but a recent coat of laquer(date applied is unknown), could make it look much newer than it is. 54c7cdc753cee4a2c82edfdebf0a8a9f Lidl Walzenhorn ~ Wolf Flugel Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:50:46 -0500 108 144 Waltzenhorn ~ a very interesting center rotor compensating horn circa 1930's Germany ~ Wolf Bros rotary Flugelhorn, nice detail - poor condition ~ Amati Flugelhorn and Barclay Coronet (Amati instrument exported thru Austrian Manufacture) 816ab54b40f1fa5dee00b04f81727139 American Victory Mellophone Wed, 17 Sep 2008 07:00:44 -0400 110 144 I bought this horn on eBay specifically for the engraving and the silver finish. The buyer assured me the tarnish looked like it would polish up fine ~ and they were right. The first pictures in this album are from the auction that I got to see to decide to buy this horn ~ The following set of pictures show the progress in polishing it with Wright's Silver Cream. The last few show near done ~ 7 or 8 hours of polishing later ~ just a few spots left to finish the detailing. The "American Victory" engraving most likely indicates this horn was made right after WW I. It bears a great resemblance to other horns I've seen, like Buescher, dated 1914 - 1920. There are no other makers marks except a serial number on the second valve. The mouthpiece has no markings. b6c8c96a7dd6cfac30aad2d03888394f Dusty old horns Sun, 22 Jan 2006 09:49:05 -0500 108 144 Nickle Coronet USALINE, Grand Rapids, Michigan ~ Brass Coronet, F.E. Olds, Fullerton, California ~ F.E.Olds Ultratone G Mellophone Bugle ~ piston rotary style ~ rotary valve has been replaced with a Getzen rotary ~ F.E. Olds French Horn - crumpled bell but still played OK till the strings started to break b06af36ea6c11fbb0bb2597c07e5abee C.G. Conn Mellophone Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:56:02 -0400 108 144 My first and really most unique horn I currently own. This C.G. Conn mellophone was given to me for my birthday maybe twenty years ago. It comes with four interchageable leadpipes and two side slides, giving you 8 different keys to play in. 2e8887e1b692d8baaf4bd551cc640d9c Rene Duval French Horn Wed, 05 Oct 2005 22:52:56 -0400 108 144 This Duval French Horn looks a little shabby with lots of worn spots and laquer missing, but it has a nice tone and plays well. It needs some new corks but is pretty quiet if kept well oiled, a typical problem with these mechanical connecting rod models, as opposed to the quieter string pull models. Notice the double circle tuning slide in the underside pictures, the F slide clipped in the lid of the case and the standing music holder (marching with a French Horn is a dreadful thing to do)