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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 Much of the information I have garnered about this topic, I have posted on this WEB site.

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I perform in several historical bands, have informally researched the area, repair brass instruments, and operate a Forum dedicated to the topic at


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2016-12-07 Old Silver Clarinet:

Clarinets are considered woodwinds, even when they are made with metal.      Metal clarinets were a fad that was popular for only a short period of time.  Most were cheaply made and not thought well of

2016-11-28 A K Huttl mellophone:

Huttl started his company in 1877.  Bohemia represents the period of 1890-1916.  In 1913 the company advertized that they had the largest and modern factory in Austria-Hungary and Germany.  Later, the

2016-09-05 vintage trombone:

 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

2016-09-03 antique trombone:

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

2016-08-17 Old trumpet:

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


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