• Dad's horn
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    May 25, 2017#1
    OldKing
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    Picked up my dad's horn from a "tune-up" today. Around 1932 King Silvertone, "Artist Bore".

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    He played it at Austin High, when there was only ONE high school in Austin (and they didn't let girls in the band). His judge for a solo once was none other than Herbert L. Clarke himself. (No pressure.) He also played in a dance band after high school and the tenor player set him up on a date with a girl that would become my mom. So, I kinda owe me being here to this horn (and probably a margarita on their anniversary, when they were sure they were through having kids).

    Is there more than a snowball's chance in hell of finding the third slide stop screw available anywhere? I hate things being incomplete, but's that's just the OCD rearing its ugly head.

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    May 25, 2017#2
    barliman2001
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    What a gorgeous horn!
    May 25, 2017#3
    Pascalouisiana
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    I agree with you Barliman!
    May 25, 2017#4
    Pascalouisiana
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    I tried to get a water valve screw for my Liberty 2B from H.N.W White website, and never had an answer. I hope that you will find someone here with a solution.
    I know that some techs can make a new one from scratch. Good luck.
    (I love your OP. Great introduction.)
    May 25, 2017#5
    Dennis78
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    Awesome story! Music and magic. Good luck hunting parts!
    May 26, 2017#6
    OldSchoolEuph
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    That's a very unique screw. The wire gage is probably #4, but the thread is definitely not 40TPI like hardware store stuff.
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    The part has been out of production since before WWII. So you either need one off a horn in someone's parts pile, which is possible if you go to a big enough shop. Otherwise, you will need to go to someone who specializes in recreating the parts for restorations (I get such things from Robb Stewart in California).
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    May 26, 2017#7
    veery715
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    I third Barliman!
    May 26, 2017#8
    Kevin Whiting
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    I fourth Barliman!

    Sweet!

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    May 26, 2017#9
    namatjira
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    They really don't make em like they used to. Good luck with the missing screw.
    Jun 18, 2017#10
    FrenchBesson
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    OldKing said: ↑
    Picked up my dad's horn from a "tune-up" today. Around 1932 King Silvertone, "Artist Bore".

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    He played it at Austin High, when there was only ONE high school in Austin (and they didn't let girls in the band). His judge for a solo once was none other than Herbert L. Clarke himself. (No pressure.) He also played in a dance band after high school and the tenor player set him up on a date with a girl that would become my mom. So, I kinda owe me being here to this horn (and probably a margarita on their anniversary, when they were sure they were through having kids).

    Is there more than a snowball's chance in hell of finding the third slide stop screw available anywhere? I hate things being incomplete, but's that's just the OCD rearing its ugly head.

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    Rob Stewart can make that part.