Easy Quiz



  • If you have a passing interest in vintage instruments you probably can guess the make ...and in most cases the model... from a brief look at the hardware. Here's an easy assortment. How many can you identify without losing a beat between images? Hint... two are cornets and the rest trumpets.

    One:
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    Two:
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    Three:

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    Four:
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    Five:

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    And a bit harder to identify but a regular feature of a classic American manufacturer.

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    1. Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced
    2. Olds Ambassador
    3. Holton Revelation
    4. I've seen it before, but cannot place it.
    5. I don't specifically recall this one.

    I expect that this will be an "Easy Quiz" for some; then I'll learn what 3 & 4 are.



  • Installing the mouthpiece receiver on a Getzen Super Deluxe...lol

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  • Global Moderator

    This is surprisingly hard for me. But, I will guess that one is a Conn! 😉



    1. I don’t know
    2. Something or another
    3. I could care less, which means I do care to some degree.
    4. I have no idea
    5. No clue


  • Well....I guess the collector bus hasn't arrived yet. At least Jericho took a stab at it. I'll let it ride a day or two. Somebody might take another swat at it.



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  • Qualified Repair Techs

    I know the first one is a Getzen Super Deluxe - I have one. I also have a Getzen Super Deluxe 90 that will be selling through the shop soon, in really great shape if anyone has any interest. I’m making room in my colllection for other things - had my fun with this one and now I’m done with it. ☺



  • @flugelgirl Guess that Super Deluxe is the easiest. I got a Deluxe 90 too which is a plainer version of the Super Deluxe and no tone ring. One odd thing about the brass plated Deluxe 90 is that the mouthpiece receiver looks like a copper alloy under the surface.

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  • Number 4 is a Holton New Proportions long model cornet. Maybe a Couturier model

    Getzen deluxe for number one

    Number two? Olds Ambassador



  • @Bob-Pixley

    Best post ever!



  • Oops! I overlooked one and messed up the order.

    1. Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced
    2. Olds Ambassador
    3. Olds Super
    4. Holton Revelation
    5. I've seen it before but cannot place it.
    6. I don't specifically recall this one.


  • @J-Jericho Very good. You pass the test even if you are two short. The last one is tough for people who stay in the main stream of collecting. I'll let this go a while longer to see if I can pick up any more insults.



  • Well shoot, I had/have the first 3 but didn't get to answer before they were revealed.



  • Ok.... so as not to irritate the disinterested any longer, Jericho has them right down to 5 and 6.

    Five is the classic King Master cornet. That receiver end is classic and distinct. That model has been posted about recently on this forum at this site.

    The last one is the hardest for those with little interest in vintage instruments but very distinct. That arrow brace is a product of the Elkhart Band Instrument Company over a few decades. It's The Elkhart model. Elkhart Band Instruments was balled up with Buescher with the founder being also President of Buescher ...see Horn u copia for the outline and the convoluted history. The model "The Elkhart" with the engraved Elk on the bell was made for a few decades. The later models add "by Buescher" on the bell. The early peashooter I have is one of my favorites. I had a later "The Elkhart", not pea shooter model but it wasn't the same quality and I sold it.

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  • @Niner said in Easy Quiz:

    Ok.... so as not to irritate the disinterested any longer, Jericho has them right down to 5 and 6.

    Five is the classic King Master cornet. That receiver end is classic and distinct. That model has been posted about recently on this forum at this site.

    The last one is the hardest for those with little interest in vintage instruments but very distinct. That arrow brace is a product of the Elkhart Band Instrument Company over a few decades. It's The Elkhart model. Elkhart Band Instruments was balled up with Buescher with the founder being also President of Buescher ...see Horn u copia for the outline and the convoluted history. The model "The Elkhart" with the engraved Elk on the bell was made for a few decades. The later models add "by Buescher" on the bell. The early peashooter I have is one of my favorites. I had a later "The Elkhart", not pea shooter model but it wasn't the same quality and I sold it.

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    Don’t let my lack of knowledge be mistaken for lack of interest.
    Kind of the exact opposite of my illustrious career as a student. I should have told the teachers, "Don't let my lack of interest be mistaken for lack of knowledge. I know. I just don’t care. Please teach me something interesting before I turn to marble here.”



  • King Master... of course!



  • Great thread idea!

    I could see this being done in a few of our sub forums. Equipment/gear, musical excerpts...possibly even repair techniques?


  • Qualified Repair Techs

    LOL - guess I haven’t had my King Master out in a bit! I’ll have to remedy that ☺



  • When I was a kid....and that was a long time ago... I could tell you the make and year of every car passing by while standing on a busy street corner. And that was before I was old enough to have a learners permit. Now days I can't tell a Honda from a Toyota, nor a Chevy from either for that matter, much less guess the age of any vehicle within ten years. Trumpets were once upon a time distinctive... not so much that way now days.


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