[Trombone-l] York and Sons valve trombone
messera at bgnet.bgsu.edu
Sat Jul 28 11:31:35 CDT 2007
I was at an auction today and picked up a JW York and Sons valve
trombone. Its been tucked in a basement for years (this guy was
a band director for 25 years, but hadn't been playing or teaching
since the mid-70's), and amazingly, every slide came out by hand
pretty easily. Valves were in pretty great shape as well. It
even had a much larger, second tuning slide. The serial number
is 30209. I know that its post 1898 (from the name on the bell)
and pre 1913 (based on similar horns I've found online), but
would like to try and get a closer date if poosible. Anyone have
any further info or where to look?
Off to give it a bath and see how it plays...
Thanks in advance for any infomation you might have!
Graduate Student(Music Ed)
Assistant in Band Activities
Bowling Green State University
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