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.
I perform in several historical bands, have informally researched the area, repair brass instruments, and operate a Forum dedicated to the topic at http://horn-u-copia.net
B.S. Ed, M.S.
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Anton Konrad Huttl started his company in 1877. The company advertised in 1913 that they had the largest most modern factory in Austria-Hungary and Germany. In 1945, the company was Nationalized
Good questions. The company was independent until 1944 when they were bought out by Boosey and Hawkes. Their instruments used separate serial systems for each type of instrument, so not meaningful in
If it has been polished before, and it looked good then, I am going to assume that it is raw brass - i.e. never lacquered. The difficulty with polishing an instrument is getting into all the close quarters
You didn't say whether the instrument was brass, lacaquered brass or silverplate. That would make a difference in how to approach making it look better.
Before Holton started making its own line of student level instruments, the Collegiate starting in 1929, they supplied the market with less expensive instruments. Initially, they imported product for