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Kenton Scott

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Please note: My area is BRASS instruments, not other wind, string or percussion instruments. I will provide information on antique, obscure and out of production BRASS instruments. 1) Please don't ask for evaluations, I'll not provide them on this site. 2) I am often asked very similar questions, so I'd invite you to first check on Horn-u-Copia.net. Much of the information I have garnered about this topic, I have posted on this WEB site.

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2015-08-06 Keefer Cornet:

Keefer's predecessor, Distin, used both a valve serial and a bell serial.  But, I believe that Keefer did away with that and only put the serial on the valve casing.      Keefer instruments, are rare mostly

2015-06-30 York trumpet:

It is the York Airflow that was first produced shortly before the company was sold to the Carl Fischer Company in 1940.  Yours dates to 1939.  It is considered by many to be the finest trumpet produced

2015-06-23 Horn ID:

It has going for it the fact that you have the extra pieces and the case.  It would be worth the least if it is a Bb Cornet.  The Champion Silver Piston was an import brand by Lyon and Healy, and they

2015-06-23 Horn ID:

It is sometimes hard to tell from a picture the size and dimensions of a horn.  It does look like a Bb cornet, but if it is smaller than a typical cornet, it could be an Eb cornet, though it really doesn't

2015-06-12 Holton Cornet Serial #19374:

It sounds like you have this pretty much figured out already.  School directors tend to expect to see trumpets not cornets.  Some students appreciate vintage instruments, but most are impressed with shiny

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