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Quite a few people - even in the old TM days - have discussed how to store and present a trumpet collection. I always told them that my tame joiner made a special cabinet for me, holding up to forty trumpets... naturally, there were many shouts, "Pics! Pics!", and I never got round to doing that. But now, with the "quiet time of the year" coming up, I managed a snapshot.
Originally, that cabinet was more or less the only large bit of furniture in the room. But then, the piano had to move in there, my wife's desk followed, and after the sale of one or two trumpets, my wife decided that the other horns should stand closer together for warmth so that she could take over one of the compartments... sorry for the mess...
From top to bottom, keft to right:
B&H Sovereign trombone (in case)
Vintage trombone, from a Bavarian maker (in gig bag)
Weltklang Euph (in gig bag)
1952 Courtois Balanced
2019 ACB Doubler Bb/A picc (almost invisible)
1982 Conn International (Amati stencil) lacquered blue and with an enamelled drunken vulture on the bell
1969 Selmer G picc
1980 Courtois D
1940s Buescher Aristocrat 265
1980s Gaudet (Courtois) C
1950s Olds Recording
1960s Besson International cornets x 2
1990 Courtois 154 Flugelhorn
1970s Courtois Bb cornet
1992 Ganter Eb Soprano cornet
1950s Besson International Baritone
1930s bass trumpet, unplayable, in memory of a passed friend
1900s HP Bb cornet, engraved "Kinneil Memorial Cornet" presented to me by Kinneil Band at my leaving Scotland and remembering my being an Honourary Member and Honourary Conductor...
Besson Imperial Eb Sop cornet
Besson Imperial Bb cornet
Jupiter Soprano trombone
... and the thing that started the schemozzle... Imitation of a cavalry trumpet, in fact a bit of bent tubing with something remotely like a mouthpiece at one end and something like a bell at the other... won it it a charity raffle, and never looked back...
Odds and ends of my wife's, including her Grammy medal hanging from the handle...
Storage for gig bags underneath, and lots and lots of sheet music and bits and pieces in the middle...