3rd Valve for Olds Recording Trumpet?



  • Hello everyone! I am looking for a missing part for my father's trumpet, and it's proving difficult to find. I should note that I know nothing about trumpets.

    It's an Olds Recording trumpet from 1941-42. The trumpet is missing its third valve slide (the entire removable section). I'm told by the local shop here that the bracing is a sheet style, rather than barrel/post (again, I have no idea what that means).

    If you know of where I can find this piece, please let me know. I appreciate any help, thanks!

    Brian



  • First of all, if ordering that third valve, make sure you get it for the LA (not Fulerton) production Recordings. I own both and it is very clear the valves and casings are very different and changed over the production years.


  • Qualified Repair Techs

    @Dr-GO looks like he’s looking for a 3rd valve slide, not a piston. Might be difficult to come by, though Allied might carry a compatible part. Only a shop with an account number can order from Allied, so check to see if it’s possible to do that.



  • Can BAC make replaceable part?



  • That slide also has linkage attachment points for the trigger. Not just a simple U-shaped slide.


  • Qualified Repair Techs Credentialed Professional

    Need to see a photo showing what actual part is missing. OP says valve then slide. I have a Recording on my bench at the moment, this model has a mobile slide plus a dump slide with water key, Do they want the trumpet to just play or do they want it "restored". Any competent tech can come up with a solution; compatible crooks and slide tubes are available, it is a case of machining and fabricating.



  • @flugelgirl said in 3rd Valve for Olds Recording Trumpet?:

    @Dr-GO looks like he’s looking for a 3rd valve slide, not a piston. Might be difficult to come by, though Allied might carry a compatible part. Only a shop with an account number can order from Allied, so check to see if it’s possible to do that.

    Oops.. my dyslexia is kicking in. That slide does have a screw trigger mechanism so would not be as easy as a fix as sure.


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