My 1947 Olds Special Trumpet
My 1947 Olds Special Trumpet (serial# 215xx).Enlarged

This was my first eBay acquisition. Since receiving it I've had it cleaned and stripped to raw brass, and had a valve job done at Anderson Plating. It's a wonderful player--warm round sound but can be brassy when desired. Excellent intonation. This is definitely a keeper!

The bell appears to consist of two different alloys of brass, with a more pinkish hue to the bell tail up to the flare, and the last three inches of flare in a more yellowish brass. For some reason, the second valve slide also seems to be the pinkish brass, with the remainder of the horn in the yellow variety.

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